Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), recently touted as a leading contender for John McCainJohn Sidney McCainJeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay Budowsky: Would John McCain back impeachment? MORE's VP nod, listed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a McCain policy in a recent interview with CBSNews.com.

McCain opposes drilling in ANWR, though many in his party have pushed for it as a means to lower gas prices.

In the first minute of the video, Romney lists more drilling--including in ANWR--as something McCain would do to improve the economy.

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"John McCain will get us energy independent," Romney said. "With more drilling--offshore, ANWR--with more drilling, with more nuclear power plants, with the use of coal and gas, he will get us energy independent--that' the first thing you've gotta do to get this economy going."

McCain has called for more offshore drilling, nuclear power plants, and natural gas exploration as part of his energy platform.

CBS posted the exclusive interview along with a story that ran yesterday. See the video below: