WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain is calling for Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens to step down.
Stevens was convicted Monday on seven felony counts in connection with a corruption case.
In a statement issued Tuesday morning by his campaign, McCain says Stevens has broken his trust with the people and that the long-serving Republican should step down.
McCain said the verdict in Stevens' trial is a sign of the corruption and insider-dealing that he says has become so pervasive in Washington.
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