Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who compared the current controversies to Watergate on Tuesday night, shed light Wednesday on his attention-grabbing remark.
“What I was saying was that these scandals need to be completely — all the information needs to get out as quickly as possible so we can resolve the issue and move forward,” said McCain.
He added: “It is a serious issue the way other scandals have been serious issues.”
In the Watergate scandal, President Nixon resigned before he could be impeached.
Asked whether the current imbroglio could lead to impeachment, McCain responded: “I have no idea of that — come on.”
Pressed further on whether he was ruling out impeachment, McCain said: “The thought had not crossed my mind.”