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McCain: ‘Mr. Steele Is Going To Have To Assess As To Whether He Can Still Lead The Republican Party’ Appearing on This Week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded strongly to RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s criticism of the war in Afghanistan — even seeming to say that Steele should consider resigning. “I think those statements are wildly inaccurate, and there’s no excuse for them. Chairman Steele sent me an e-mail saying that he was — his remarks were misconstrued,” said McCain. “Look, I’m a Ronald Reagan Republican. I believe we have to win here. I believe in freedom. But the fact is that I think that Mr. Steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the Republican Party as chairman of the Republican National Committee and make an appropriate decision.”

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