Sen. John McCain suggested in an interview that he might not run for another term – and then backtracked on Twitter.
“The president and I, he’s in his last term, I’m probably in mine, the relationship we have had over the past three years is quite good. Quite good,” McCain, 77, said to supporters while being interviewed by The Wrap.
When asked whether this would indeed be his final term by the publication, McCain (R-Ariz.) said he has “to decide in about two years.”
“Nah, I don’t know. I was trying to make a point. I have to decide in about two years so I don’t have to make a decision. I don’t want to be one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off,” McCain said.
However, McCain took to Twitter on Friday to “clarify” his plans for the future.
To clarify: I’ve long said I’ll wait a few yrs before thinking about whether to seek reelection in 2016. Focused on our present challenges – John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 13, 2013