McCain calls for Stevens to resign.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today called for Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) to step down after yesterday’s conviction on seven felony counts:

Until now, McCain has largely refused to condemn the Senate’s longest-serving Republican. In July, Stevens appeared at a campaign event with McCain, who did not mention Stevens’s legal troubles. The McCain campaign even put out a statement saying that Stevens was “entitled to the presumption of innocence.”


Palin and Obama have also called for Stevens to resign.