Feb 27, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer
Excerpted from NEWSBUSTERS: MSNBC
The Rachel Maddow Show
February 21, 2013
9:07 p.m. EST
RACHEL MADDOW: The woman who stopped the Tucson shooter by not letting him reload that day still lives Arizona and yesterday she attended one of these town hall meetings in Arizona, which the Republican Senator there, John McCain, has been holding in his home state. The woman who stopped the Tucson, Arizona shooter was there in the room when this happened today at John McCain’s town hall.
UNKNOWN WOMAN: My 24-year-old son Alex was murdered in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. These assault weapons allow a shooter to fire many rounds without having to reload. These weapons do not belong on our streets.
JOHN MCCAIN: I can tell you right now you need some straight talk. That assault weapons ban will not pass the Congress of the United States.
MADDOW: I said that was today. That was actually yesterday. John McCain’s Arizona constituents, you can hear them there at the end there applauding there boisterously at his ability to bestow some patented John McCain straight talk on that woman, who obviously needs it, that woman whose son was killed less than a year ago in the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting. That’s the footage that was aired by Channel 3 in Phoenix. Obviously, there was an edit between the end of the woman’s question and the part where John McCain sneers the straight talk line at her. So maybe that edit was cut in a way that’s not fair to John McCain.