‘Jerk!’: McCain rips Memorial Day heckler

By David Edwards
Monday, May 28, 2012 15:58 EDT
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John McCain speaks at Memorial Day event in San Diego
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) offered a little straight talk after a protester interrupted his speech honoring fallen veterans in San Diego on Monday.

While appearing at a Memorial Day tribute with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, McCain was forced to halt his speech as a man wearing a prisoners of war/missing in action (POW/MIA) t-shirt began shouting about the USS Liberty, a U.S. Navy research ship that was attacked by the Israeli military during the 1967 “Six-Day War.”

After about 10 seconds of heckling, members of the audience forced the man to leave the event.

“Jerk!” McCain quipped, drawing laughter and cheers from the crowd.

Conspiracy theorists have long accused McCain and his father, Admiral John S. McCain Jr., of participating in a cover up regarding the USS Liberty.

Watch this video from CNN, broadcast May 28, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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