RealClearPolitics has published a statement from John McCain‘s senior policy adviser Doug Holtz-Eakin which puts the blame for the bill’s failure firmly in the Obama camp:

“Just before the vote, when the outcome was still in doubt, Speaker Pelosi gave a strongly worded partisan speech and poisoned the outcome.

“This bill failed because Barack Obama and the Democrats put politics ahead of country.”

Read the full statement here.

The Barack Obama camp statement was released by spokesman Bill Burton:

“This is a moment of national crisis, and today’s inaction in Congress as well as the angry and hyper-partisan statement released by the McCain campaign are exactly why the American people are disgusted with Washington.”

Read the full statement here.