McCain blames Minnesota bridge collapse on wasted money
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - said Wednesday that the bridge collapse in that killed 13 people last year would not have happened if Congress had not wasted so much money on pork-barrel spending.
Federal investigators cite undersize steel plates as the "critical factor" in the collapse of the bridge. Heavy loads of construction materials on the bridge also contributed to the disaster that injured 145 people on Aug. 1, according to preliminary findings by the .
"The bridge in didn't collapse because there wasn't enough money," McCain told reporters while campaigning in . "The bridge in Minneapolis collapsed because so much money was spent on wasteful, unnecessary ."
The bridge collapse was an unfortunate tragedy and to use those deaths as a sound bite for a presidential campaign blows.