ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 19, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Political writer Elizabeth Drew's charges in the Washington Post that several Republican senators carried out a smear campaign against presidential candidate Senator John McCain noted.
(Capitol Hill: Cokie Roberts) The issue of a whispering campaign that McCain was unstable following his experiences as a prisoner of war in Vietnam examined. [Senator Paul COVERDELL - calls the charges "poppycock."] [Senator John KERRY - says there is a petty campaign and the allegations degrade veterans.] [Senators Robert BENNETT, McCAIN, Mitch McCONNELL - bicker about corruption charges.] The issue of McCain's temper raised. [Senator Richard LUGAR - says McCain does have a temper.]
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