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John McCain Tells MSNBC Why He Doesn’t Use Email

Amidst the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email address and server during her time as secretary of state, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared on MSNBC Thursday afternoon and confirmed to Andrea Mitchell that he has opted out of using email altogether.

“Well, you know, Andrea, you and I have had the pleasure of knowing each other for a number of years,” McCain told the MSNBC host. “And you know that from time to time I get a little emotional.”

“I’m afraid that if I was emailing, given my solid, always calm temperament that I might email something that I might regret,” he continued, adding that he prefers to use the phone and Twitter. “You could send out an email that you would regret later on and would be maybe taken out of context,” McCain said. “And frankly, I don’t have any trouble communicating with my constituents without it.”

Of course, it’s also possible to say things on Twitter that you later regret, like, perhaps this tweet McCain sent out back in 2012:

Watch video below, via MSNBC:

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