Navajo activists shout at McCain: “Get off our land”
The less than enthusiastic welcome John McCain received as he and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey visited the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona is garnering plenty of attention. The Blaze, Western Journalism and Raw Story are just a few of the sites reporting on the middle-finger reception that greeted McCain.
When John McCain was censured in 2014 by fed-up Republican elected officials and booed in 2015 at the state GOP meeting the following year, he got off easy. Angry Republicans are a staid lot compared to irate Navajos. We could stand to learn a thing or two about in-tandem sprinting after vehicles and shouting while carrying signs — an action they’ve perfected.
McCain and Ducey traveled to the reservation to participate in a ceremony commemorating the unique contributions of Navajo Code Talkers — whose use of their native language baffled the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II — and meet with tribal and community leaders. Instead, McCain was met by protesters at two separate locations, and was literally chased off the tribal land.
Check out The Blaze for the back story to the reception.
Here’s hoping those expressing dissatisfaction with John McCain keep their ire up and work to get out the vote for Dr. Kelli Ward — who provides all Arizonans a real choice.