McCain falsely claims to have ‘repudiated every statement by any fringe person’ in his party.

This morning on Fox News Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) defended his use of robocalls attempting to link Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) to former radical William Ayers. McCain said his robocalls are “legitimate and truthful,” claiming that he has “repudiated every statement made by any fringe person in the Republican party” that portrays Obama inaccurately. Watch it:

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Just last week, however, McCain refused to repudiate comments made by the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, Jeff Frederick, who claimed “both Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden have friends that have bombed the pentagon.” After being read Frederick’s statement in an interview, McCain said he needed to know the “context of his remarks.”