McCain: Time to Review ‘Stand Your Ground’

This is unexpected. John McCain, President Obama’s 2008 opponent, joined with the president on Sunday in calling for a review of “Stand Your Ground” laws in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal earlier this month in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. At least one of the jurors from Zimmerman’s trial has come forward and said that “Stand Your Ground” laws played heavily into their decision to find him not guilty. Calling the laws “controversial legislation,” McCain said on Meet the Press that Arizona, his home state, should review the law as should Florida, where Martin was killed. On Friday, Obama asked people to consider “if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?” Prominent Republican Ted Cruz of Texas blasted President Obama’s comments on Friday in Iowa.