McCain’s security team tackles protesting woman

John McCain, the former maverick, who is currently campaigning for his fifth six-year senate term, was confronted by a protester at the conclusion of the only scheduled televised debate with three challengers in the upcoming election. Democrat Rodney Glassman, Green Party candidate Jerry Joslyn and Libertarian candidate David Nolan all participated.

The protester, an unidentified woman exercising her First Amendment rights, held up a sign and chanted “John McCain has got to go!” as she approached McCain, who was leaving the KTVK-3 TV studios in Phoenix. McCain’s security team tackled her, knocking her to the ground. (Watch CNN video clip on link). The woman was wearing a t-shirt that read “Do I look undocumented?” and continued to chant.

8 Responses to McCain’s security team tackles protesting woman

  1. Maggie says:

    The action of the McGoons was more than over-the-top. What right did they have to tackle and throw this woman to the ground? If they thought she was imperiling his safety, they could have moved her off to the side. This American citizen was within her rights and McCain was smiling throughout the episode and certainly didn’t appear frightened. Cindy, with her botoxed expression that never changes, always has a frightened look, so she doesn’t count.

  2. PV Voter says:

    Her sign and chant echo my own feelings about McCain. As a lifelong Arizonan and registered Republican, I will proudly be writing in JD Hayworth’s name as my choice for U.S. Senate. And please don’t tell me it’s a wasted vote. It’s less wasted than a vote for McCain.

  3. Doc says:

    I don’t wanna’ see any of th’ other 3 morons get th’ job…but I’m sure sad that th’ guy who’s gonna’ get th’ job has the morals of AN ALLEY CAT!

    The First Ammend. doesn’t apply when it comes to mr. mccain…oh…sorry. TH’ WHOLE CONSTITUTION DOESN’T APPLY!!!

    …he’s gonna’ be elected by Arizonans! Aren’t we just intelligent?

  4. Army Of One says:

    I share your feelings on the subject, Doc and PV Voter. The elephant in the room candidate is J.D. Hayworth. Many people I know intend to write his name on their ballots. He won’t win, but his name will send a strong message of conservative distaste for McCain and his ability to purchase a senate seat with $21 million dollars left over from his failed presidential attempt.

  5. Calypso says:

    This action against the protester appears to be overkill and treading on very thin legal ice. What happened to our free speech rights? Also, as Maggie observed and I also noted when watching the video clip, McCain saw her and appeared to be smiling broadly while looking right at her. He didn’t strike me as being concerned for his safety.

  6. Kathy says:

    Staged! Just like Deakin

  7. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    The Ruling Class Establishment has it’s boot on the necks of real Americans.

  8. Ind says:

    I followed the link; saw the video, then looked at the comments….I liked this one:

    The lady was actually Nancy Pelosi trying to find her way to Searchlight . Nevada, so she can move into her new retirement home next to Boxer and Reid.. The shirt was given to her by Biden because he did not know what the word “undocumented” meant..