John McCain Heaps Praise On Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden

Reporters caught up with Senator John McCain this morning after he appeared at an event in Chicago with Senator Dick Durbin to push for amnesty. He took the opportunity to heap praise on Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, of course.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that Secretary Clinton would be a very strong candidate,” McCain said of the former secretary of state, senator from New York and first lady. “I don’t think there’s any doubt she has widespread support. Her work as secretary of state, with the exception of this issue of Benghazi — which isn’t going away — I think has been outstanding. I think she would be viewed by anyone, Republican or Democrat, as a very formidable candidate for 2016.”

McCain then tossed some love in the direction of another former Democratic Senate colleague, Vice President Joe Biden, calling him a “wonderful guy” and saying it would be a mistake to “rule Joe Biden out of this mix.”

Can someone explain why McCain continues to call himself a Republican?