Sen. John McCain, appearing Sunday on CNN, said the reaction nationwide to the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case is an indication Florida and other states — including his home state of Arizon — may need to review “stand your ground” laws.
Mr. McCain, the GOP presidential nominee in 2008, said he trusted the jury’s judgment in the acquittal of Mr. Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But the Arizona Republican said the case highlights a need for a national conversation on race.
“I can … see that stand-your-ground law may be something that needs to be reviewed by the Florida Legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation. Obviously, a lot of things need to come up for review, but to somehow condemn the verdict of the jury, you would have to show me where the jury was corrupted,” he told “State of the Union” host Candy Crowley.