McCain Praises Obama's Earmark Ban

The Arizona senator says he agrees with the ban and Obama's call for malpractice reform.

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Republican Sen. John McCain said he was pleased by the show of bipartisanship in the chamber Tuesday night during President Obama's State of the Union address and told ABC's Good Morning America that he hopes this kind of atmosphere continues. McCain, who ran against Obama in the 2008 president election, said he agreed with several of the president's points, specifically Obama's pledge to veto any bill that carries earmarks, his call for medical malpractice reform, and for reducing the corporate tax rate. McCain said he was willing to take up entitlement reform "sooner rather than later" and believes Congress can move free trade agreements through as well. The Arizona senator also expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support for his congressional colleague, Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in Tucson earlier this month.