Liberal news outlets were quick to run an edited video of Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) at a recent town hall meeting, alleging it shows the senator’s insensitivity towards a grieving mother who lost her son in the 2012 Aurora shooting.
The edited video first appeared on Phoenix’s KTVK during a news package of the town hall meetings McCain has held during his most recent trip through Arizona.
The video shows Caren Teves, whose son was killed when spree killer James Holmes attacked a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, asking the senator about assault weapons. “These weapons don’t belong on our streets,” she says.
The video then cuts to McCain responding by saying, “I can tell you right now you need some straight talk. That assault weapons’ ban will not pass the congress of the United States.”
However, a simple YouTube search finds the full video, uploaded by user “PoliticoMafioso,” of Senator McCain’s town hall meeting, including his entire response to Caren Teves’s question: