The Catholic League attacked Senator McCain and Governor Huckabee for their ties to “bigot” Rev. John Hagee:
On December 21, 2007 we posted a statement on Mike Huckabee’s scheduled appearance at Rev. John Hagee’s church on December 23. We have subsequently learned that presidential hopeful John McCain reached out to Hagee last fall. Hagee introduced McCain on September 20, 2007 during his “No Surrender Tour” at an event in South Carolina.
The Catholic League has long considered Rev. Hagee to be a bigot, and the reason we are citing the McCain appearance now is because we want to treat the Arizona senator the same way we treated the former governor of Arkansas.
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Rev. Hagee has previously linked Hitler to the Catholic Church.
This upset the Catholics.