LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The head of the United Auto Workers union says Republican presidential nominee John McCain lost credibility by first saying he bought his daughter a Toyota Prius, then saying she bought it.
Ron Gettelfinger told reporters Wednesday in a conference call that motorists have a right to choose any car they want. He added that McCain should be honest about who bought the Prius.
McCain last year told a student in South Carolina that he bought the car.
But when questioned Sunday by TV station WXYZ in Southfield, Mich., McCain said, "She bought it, I believe, herself."
The UAW has endorsed McCain's Democratic opponent, Barack Obama.
A request for comment was left Wednesday with McCain's Midwest regional spokeswoman.
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