Latest True Fact-checks on John McCain John McCain stated on February 8, 2016 in remarks made on the Fox News segment, Outnumbered: North Korea’s missiles are "not going to have a capability to reach the United States anytime real soon." John McCain stated on May 24, 2015 in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation": If you count United States airstrikes against ISIS, "75 percent of those combat missions return to base without having fired a weapon." John McCain stated on September 1, 2013 in an interview on "Face the Nation": Fleeing Syria, "a million children are now refugees." John McCain stated on December 14, 2010 in a statement on the U.S. Senate floor: Earmarks requested in a federal spending bill included "$277,000 for potato pest management in Wisconsin." John McCain stated on June 7, 2010 in a campaign commercial: After J.D. Hayworth "was voted out of Congress, he became a registered lobbyist" who was "paid thousands by a Florida corporation to lobby the very committee he used to serve on." John McCain stated on May 30, 2009 in a Twitter message: "Obama has more czars than the Romanovs." John McCain stated on February 25, 2009 in an interview on CNN's American Morning.: The omnibus spending bill has "9,427 pork barrel items." John McCain stated on October 7, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn.: "Sen. Obama has never taken on his party leaders on a single major issue." John McCain stated on October 29, 2008 in a TV interview: "Fidel (Castro) has made his preferences known in the campaign and had some very unkind things to say about me." John McCain stated on October 15, 2008 in a debate in Hempstead, N.Y.: "Congressman John Lewis, an American hero, made allegations that Sarah Palin and I were somehow associated with ... the worst chapter in American history. ... And, Senator Obama, you didn't repudiate those remarks." John McCain stated on October 7, 2008 in a debate in Nashville, Tenn.: "I have disagreed strongly with the Bush administration on this issue" of global warming. John McCain stated on September 26, 2008 in a debate in Oxford, Miss.: "The average South Korean is 3 inches taller than the average North Korean, a huge gulag." John McCain stated on September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minn.: "My grandfather came home from ... (World War II) exhausted from the burdens he had borne, and died the next day." John McCain stated on September 3, 2008 in a campaign news release.: "Governor Palin is the most popular governor in the country." John McCain stated on August 30, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pa. : Sarah Palin "has had 12 years of elected office experience." John McCain stated on August 14, 2008 in a town hall in Aspen, Colo.: The musical Mamma Mia! has "been selling out for years." John McCain stated on July 9, 2008 in a news release from McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds : Says Obama flip-flopped on warrantless wiretapping. John McCain stated on July 11, 2008 in a TV ad airing Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico: U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan include a "few thousand that are still green card holders who are not even citizens of this country." John McCain stated on June 25, 2008 in a Web ad.: Says Obama opposes offshore drilling and a gas tax holiday. John McCain stated on June 18, 2008 in an interview with Springfield, Mo., News-Leader: "You know, the approval rating of Congress is down to 13 percent." John McCain stated on June 14, 2008 in a virtual town hall meeting : "I joined the Gang of 14, seven Republicans, seven Democrats, so that we wouldn't blow up the United States Senate. Sen. Obama had the opportunity to join that group. He chose not to." John McCain stated on June 17, 2008 in a TV ad: "John McCain stood up to the president and sounded the alarm on global warming ... five years ago." John McCain stated on June 2, 2008 in a speech in Nashville, Tenn.: "The U.S. Navy has sailed ships around the world for 60 years with nuclear power plants on them and we've never had an accident." John McCain stated on June 4, 2008 in St. Petersburg, Fla.: When the United States invaded Iraq, Saddam Hussein wanted to acquire weapons of mass destruction, and "he said so himself after his capture." John McCain stated on June 3, 2008 in a campaign e-mail: "Obama voted to support President Bush between 40 and 50 percent of the time over the past two years." John McCain stated on May 28, 2008 in a town hall meeting in Reno, Nev.: "Sen. Obama has been to Iraq once." John McCain stated on May 19, 2008 in Chicago: "Sen. Obama has declared, and repeatedly reaffirmed his intention to meet the president of Iran without any preconditions." John McCain stated on February 6, 2008 in a TV ad airing in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland: "One man sacrificed for his country. One man opposed a flawed strategy in Iraq. One man had the courage to call for change. One man didn't play politics with the truth. One man stands up to the special interests." John McCain stated on January 28, 2008 in an ad on the Internet: Mitt Romney previously believed "that abortion should be safe and legal in this country." Now he is "prolife." John McCain stated on January 28, 2008 in an ad on the Internet: Romney used to favor gun control, and said he didn't want to go back to Reagan-Bush.