"I was asked a long time ago, I think a year and a half or two years ago, if I had confidence in Secretary Rumsfeld. I was asked that directly. I said, 'No,' " the Republican senator said during a news conference at his Phoenix office.
"But the president has the right and earned the right as the president of the United States to appoint his team -- and he has confidence in Secretary Rumsfeld.
"I will continue to work with Secretary Rumsfeld as much as I can as long as he is secretary of Defense. We have to, because we need to win this war."
He was against Rumsfeld before he was for Rumsfeld.