On a conference call, Sen. Lieberman also says Obama’s claim that McCain’s response to the financial crisis was “Katrina-like” is “just more politics, and simply not true.”
Says McCain was a key “bridge-builder” for the rescue agreement. “He played a very important and constructive role” to help “protect America’s families and businesses from real economic pain.”
Says McCain made 17 phone calls Saturday to lawmakers, Secretary Paulson and others to push for a deal.
Economics aide Holtz-Eakin says McCain’s staff is still studying the preliminary agreement. Read Sunday pool report for more.