Hagee: My Comments Have Been Misrepresented

John Hagee, the pastor who endorsed John McCain and subsequently saw his support repudiated, said today that his life's work has been "mischaracterized and attacked," the Associated Press reports.

"I have worked tirelessly to eliminate the sin of anti-Semitism from the Christian world and to ensure the survival of the state of Israel," Hagee said at a news conference.

McCain rejected Hagee's support following revelations that the pastor had said Adolf Hitler was sent by God to get Jews to the Promised Land. Hagee has also withdrawn his support from the presumptive GOP nominee.

Hagee also said today that he doesn't condone the Holocaust, calling Hitler a "monster." His break with McCain, he added, is "best for both of us and the country."