Here's a section of the final debate between Democratic Congressman Ed Markey and Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez. In this video clip, Gomez made a whopper of a revelation: He told John McCain that he should be term-limited.
(The revealing information comes at the 06:35 point of the video)
“Mr. Gomez, you just had John McCain in campaigning for you three weeks ago,” Mr. Markey said. “Did you ask John McCain to leave the Senate?” And, he wondered, did Mr. Gomez also tell Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader who sent out a fundraising letter for Mr. Gomez, it was time to leave the Senate?And the battle gets even more interesting:
“No, Mr. Gomez, you did not,” Mr. Markey said, his voice filled with the conviction of a parent who knows his child has not washed his hands.
“Yes I did, sir,” Mr. Gomez piped up.
“No you did not,” Mr. Markey responded. “You did not tell John McCain that you don’t think he belongs in the Senate anymore as you were praising him at that press conference.”
Mr. Gomez: “I did,” adding later: “Just to be frank, I did tell Senator John McCain that he should be term-limited.”
At this point, the debate moderator stepped in to note that Mr. Gomez had just said he did say such a thing to Mr. McCain and asked Mr. Markey, “Are you calling him a liar?”Oh boy. I think Gabriel Gomez just lost the election from this.
Mr. Markey skirted that question, but repeated his assertion: “I’m saying that did not happen.”
The moderator turned to Mr. Gomez and asked, “Did that conversation happen?”
“It absolutely did happen,” Mr. Gomez responded. “So if you want to call me a liar, that’s fine, Congressman Markey, because that’s effectively what you’ve been doing with all these TV ads.”
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