On August 13th, John McCain was interviewed on the Nevada program “Face to Face” by reporter Jon Ralston. Naturally, the topic of Romney’s tax returns was brought up. McCain went on to explain the he, himself, did not go through all the tax returns, but rather his staff did.
“I think [Reid] is wrong. I did not examine every one of those tax returns. I had a team — we vetted a whole bunch of people, I didn’t go through every one,” McCain said, and he goes on, “Nothing in these tax returns showed that he did not pay taxes.”
However, at the one-minute mark, McCain says the following:
“I am absolutely confident that he did not pay taxes. I mean that he did pay, excuse me, that he did pay taxes.”