With the landmark Florida wetlands as his backdrop, the Arizonan fends off questions from reporters about his opposition to the legislation, citing the bill’s overwhelming pork.
Instead proposes a stand-alone appropriations bill for Everglades preservation that “at least matches” what the state government and the legislature has pledged to spend.
Calls the Everglades a “national treasure,” says he knows of “no record Senator Obama has on any aspect of this issue” and challenges him to come up with a plan of his own.
Gov. Crist joins him at the event, said he is “right” in his reasoning for not supporting the original measure, agrees a stand-alone bill would be better.
Comes after day of back-and-forth between campaigns over the issue. Get all the details here.