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Sen. John McCain: Yeah, I called Anti-Immigrant Jerk A “Jerk” – And I Stand By It

by Matt Hildreth on 02/21/2013 at 12:30pm

While cable news channels have been in its usual hysterics over a few hard-core anti-immigrant cranks showing up at a Senator John McCain town hall meeting this week, the person most unbothered by those cranks has been Senator John McCain himself.  He dismissed the confrontation as a normal event, saying “I’ve done town halls for years.  They are vigorous and a little combative.”  McCain even called one of his hecklers a “jerk” — and has no regrets about it:

One day after a confrontation at a town hall meeting in Sun Lakes, Senator John McCain held another town hall in Phoenix.

On Tuesday, an audience member of the town hall meeting fired off a string of heated questions about border security.

After attempting to answer some of the questions, Sen. McCain eventually quipped, “Occasionally I get a jerk like that guy.”

3TV asked McCain whether he regretted calling the man a jerk.

“Of course not. I call people jerks all the time, and they call me jerks. It’s supposed to be fun, loosen up,” Sen. McCain responded. “I’ve done town halls for years. They are vigorous and a little combative. That’s what it is supposed to be about. Loosen up.”

Loosen up. Good advice.

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Wed Feb 20 15:36:08 PST 2013

McCain responds to ’jerk’ comment at town hall meeting

One day after a confrontation at a town hall meeting in Sun Lakes, Senator John McCain held another town hall in Phoenix. view full article

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