Sunday, February 24, 2013

McCain To Grieving Mom: "You Need Some Straight Talk"

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) presented an appalling response to a mother, Caren Teves, whose son Alex, 24, was killed in the Aurora, CO, movie theater massacre. At a town hall in Phoenix, Teves said that assault weapons "do not belong on our streets." Without any expression of condolence, McCain offered his standard rhetoric: " “I can tell you right now you need some straight talk. That assault weapons ban will not pass the Congress of the United States.” The crowd applauded. Teves told Talking Points Memo, “I was very surprised that a senator...would address a grieving mother, who just lost her son exactly seven months tell me that I needed ‘some straight talk.'” Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks showed the video and registered his disgust. Watch:

1 comment:

Michael The Molar Maven said...

Whether or not McCain was, in fact, correct, that the legislation proposed would never pass, his comments displayed, what I would have thought, was an uncharacteristic insensitivity to a mother who has experienced every parent's worst nightmare. Shameful!