Senator John McCain (R-Ariz) on CNN said that while he doesn’t question the jury’s ruling on George Zimmerman’s case, he does however believe that each state, including Arizona, should have their ‘stand your ground’ law reviewed.
“No one I know of has said this case is flawed or corrupt, or that there's anything wrong with the system of justice,” McCain told Candy Crowley. “I can also see that the stand your ground law may be something that needs to be reviewed by the Florida Legislature or any other Legislature. But to somehow condemn the verdict, you would have show me where the jury was corrupted.”
The “stand your ground” law, states that a person has a right to use lethal force to defend himself if he feels that his life is in danger. This law exists in around 30 states in the U.S.
McCain said that he completely agreed with the decision of the Florida jury but felt that laws which were brought into question during the Zimmerman trial ought to be reconsidered.
“I am confident that the members of the Arizona Legislature will, because it's very controversial legislation,” said McCain
He also commented on Obama’s controversially ‘divisive’ speech on Trayvon Martin’s shooting and its verdict. While many have criticized the U.S. president’s emotional reaction, McCain on the other hand said that what Obama said was rather appropriate.
“Events like this highlight and emphasize that we have a long way to go,” McCain said. “The president very appropriately highlighted a lot of that yesterday, as only the president can.”
You can watch John McCain’s full comments in the video above.