McCain Sides With POTUS On “Stand Your Ground” Laws

Published On July 21, 2013 | By james |

On Sunday, during an appearance on CNN’s State Of The Union with Candy Crowley, Arizona Sen. John McCain weighed in on the flap over President Obama’s impromptu speech on race at Friday’s White House press briefing.

In that surprise speech, President Obama spoke with the voice of not just the President of the United States, but that of a black American. Aside from challenging the ALEC-supported “Stand Your Ground” laws that have permeated the nation, he painted a stark picture of the reality that African-Americans live in, and challenged all Americans to do some “soul searching,” asserting us to ask ourselves;

“…am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can? Am I judging people as much as I can based on not the color of their skin, but the content of their character?”

The speech, which not surprisingly has been hailed on the left and assailed on the right, has found an unexpected supporter in Sen. McCain (R),  who called the President’s words “very impressive;”

“Stand Your Ground Law may be something that may be something that needs to be reviewed by the Florida legislature ofrany other legislature that has passed such legislation …”

When asked point-blank by host Candy Crowley if he thought the Stand Your Ground law in Arizona was “worth looking at again.”, Sen. McCain was pointed;

“…yes, I do. And I’m confident that the members of the Arizona legislature will… because it is very controversial legislation.

When Crowley asked if he agreed with Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s assertion that re-examining the law is just the President’s way to “get at gun control,” Sen. McCain again drew a stark contrast to that of his Republican counterpart;

“…I don’t draw that conclusion. I just don’t.”

See the President’s full speech from Friday HERE.

See a list of ALEC politicians by state HERE.

Find ongoing information on ALEC HERE.  

Watch the interview via CNN’s State Of The Union:


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