The controversy began after Johnson told WIND-AM in Chicago, "I'm not gonna speak for John McCain -- he has a brain tumor right now -- that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning, some of that might have factored in." He added: "I really thought John was going to vote yes to send that to conference at 10:30 at night. By about 1, 1:30, he voted no." McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo said it's "bizarre and deeply unfortunate that Senator Johnson would question the judgment of a colleague and friend. Senator McCain has been very open and clear about the reasons for his vote." McCain of Arizona has said he voted no because he objected to the legislative process -- a lack of hearings or input from both parties.