McCain: ‘I’m proud’ of adviser’s lobbying connection.

In an interview with USA Today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said he had no problem with his senior adviser Randy Scheunemann’s close lobbying ties to the Republic of Georgia:

“I’m proud to have supported them,” McCain said of Georgia in an interview on the campaign plane. “And I’m so proud that so many of my friends have done so, who also believe in freedom and democracy.”

Scheunemann had been employed as a lobbyist for Georgia at the same time he was providing foreign policy advice to McCain, lobbying McCain himself nearly 50 times between 2004 and 2007.

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