U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement expressing his support for the US Anti-Doping Agency and its investigation of Lance Armstrong, a USA Cycling athlete, while he was a member of the professional cycling team sponsored by the US Postal Service.
"While the charges are serious, and I expect the process to be fair, I fully support USADA and its right to undertake the investigation of, and bring charges against, Lance Armstrong. USADA is authorized by Congress and provides assurances to taxpayers, fans and competitors that sports in America are clean. USADA's rules and processes, approved by America's athletes, the United States Olympic Committee and all U.S. sport federations, apply to all athletes regardless of their public profile or success in sport. This process is the proper forum to decide matters concerning individual cases of alleged doping violations."