John McCain Visited The Navajo Nation. He Left With A Pack Of Furious People Chasing Him (VIDEO)

Sen. John McCain received a less than cordial welcome on Friday during a visit to the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, which ended with protesters appearing to literally chase him off the reservation.

The senator, along with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, went to the tribal land to participate in a celebration honoring WWII’s Navajo Code Talkers and speak with other tribal and community leaders. However, protesters at both locations the senator and governor went sought to disrupt the visit.

“The primary reason why there was such a strong resistance to McCain’s presence was because of the issues we’re facing around water rights,” Kim Smith, one of the protesters, told the Phoenix New Times. “As young people, we’re realizing that if we do not stand up for our water, we will be left with none.”

Protesters chanted “Water is life” in their native language and waved signs reading “McCain = Indian Killer” and “McCain’s not welcome here.”

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye raised the issue of the EPA-triggered mine spill in neighboring Colorado, which sent 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into the Animas and San Juan Rivers. The EPA temporarily banned the water’s use downstream, which included the Navajo Nation.  

Water from the San Juan river is a lifeline to the reservation, where it is used for farming and ranching.

“I keep saying when are we going to hear from the White House? Not a word. When somebody wins the Super Bowl or an NBA Championship, they get a call, right? And when something like this happens and people are suffering, nothing,” President Begaye said according to Native News.

The president told McCain that the federal government should create a 90 day supply of potable water for residents to have and assistance in drilling more wells or potentially piping “healthy water” in from the Colorado River.

“Grabbing a plastic bottle of water, President Begaye said Navajo EPA collected water from the river and that after an hour of no movement, the water cleared. He then shook the bottle and said the yellow color returned when they shook the water sample,” Native News reports.

Navajo Vice President Jonathan Nez said that his people have a natural distrust of the federal government and stated that the EPA never apologized to them for contaminating their water.

Beyond the contamination of the Animas and San Juan Rivers, the protesters are upset with McCain regarding “Water Rights Settlement” legislation, which McCain and former Senator Jon Kyl introduced in 2012. It would “have required the Navajo and Hopi tribes to waive their water rights to the Navajo aquifer for ‘time immemorial’ in exchange for infrastructure that would pipe clean water into three remote areas of the reservation. Many in the Navajo and Hopi communities disapproved of the proposal,” according to the Phoenix New Times.

During McCain’s second stop on the reservation Friday at Navajo Nation Museum at Window Rock, more than a dozen protesters positioned themselves outside the room in which he was meeting with Navajo leaders. Some sat in a circle singing a native songs, as police stood guard barring them from entering the room. When the protesters discovered the senator just left through a rear entrance, they raced to the front entrance, but were temporarily barred from exiting by police. After they broke through, more officers met them outside, blocking their advance long enough for the senator and governor to leave.   

In the video, one protester can be heard calling out: “Who do you protect? Who do you serve?”

A group of them took off after the senator’s motorcade, screaming things like: “Get out of here!…Get the hell off our land!”

McCain’s office issued a statement countering the notion that he had been chased off of the Navajo reservation.

Senator McCain was honored to be invited by the Navajo Nation to meet with tribal and community leaders and to speak at the celebration of the Navajo Code Talkers on Friday. It was a great visit and he received a very warm reception from the Navajo community in Window Rock.

He certainly wasn’t “chased off” the reservation – this small group of young protesters had no practical impact on his productive meetings with top tribal leaders on a range of key issues, including the EPA’s recent Gold King Mine spill which threatens to contaminate the Navajo Nation’s water supply.  

h/t: TheBlaze

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Republican Candidates Advise GOP Field Not To Attack Own Party

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz recently defended rival Donald Trump against the intraparty jabs he’s sustained since announcing his candidacy.

Senator Cruz said in an interview with Politico:

I would … note that an awful lot of Republicans, including other Republican candidates, have gone out of their way to smack Donald Trump with a stick. Now I think that’s just foolish.

After Mr. Trump’s successful rally in Phoenix, Senator John McCain called the thousands of Trump supporters “crazies.”

Senator Cruz remarked:

When you attack and vilify the people at that rally as crazies, it does nothing to help Republicans win in 2016.

Senator McCain’s comments triggered this response from Mr. Trump.


Trump: He’s not a war hero.

Mod: He’s a war hero.

Trump: He’s a war hero.

Mod: Five-and-a-half years…

Trump: He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured. Okay, I hate to tell you.

Senator Lindsey Graham attacked Mr. Trump for his comments about McCain’s war record.


Graham: And you’re slandering anybody and everybody to stay in the news. You know, run for president. But don’t be the world’s biggest jackass.

Similar to McCain, Trump responded with an even bigger stick


Trump: And he gave me his number. And I found the card. I wrote the number down, I don’t know if it’s the right number, let’s try it. 202…

Despite the attacks from the Republican Party, Trump’s poll numbers continue to surge

Chuck Todd Meet The Press clip

Todd: Where does the race stand right now? Donald Trump sticking right there with his 1 in 5 support. Nearly 1 in 4 now, of Republican voters. 23 percent.

Governor Mike Huckabee went on to share his concern that, upon the selection of his party’s presidential candidate, “that person is so bitterly wounded that it becomes quite easy for the Democrat to step over his bloodied carcass and take the victory.”

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Donald Trump Is Right About John McCain

Maverick Republican Donald Trump has been under intense pressure from the GOP establishment for his off-the-cuff remark about Senator John McCain (R-Arizona). In a televised interview, Trump said: “[John McCain] is a hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Predictably, establishment Republicans immediately called Trump just about every dirty name in the book. Lindsey Graham called him a “jackass.” Rick Perry said the comment made him “unfit” to be President. Mitt Romney said Trump “shot himself down.” (Not hardly! Trump is the clear front runner of all the GOP presidential candidates in most polls.) But, clearly, the Republican establishment is frustrated with Trump’s popularity–and for good reason.

Donald Trump is scorching the GOP for its support of illegal immigration, and he is scorching it for its support of incessant foreign wars. Trump said: “We spent $2 trillion in Iraq, $2 trillion. We lost thousands of lives, thousands in Iraq. We have wounded soldiers all over the place, thousands and thousands of wounded soldiers. And we have nothing. We can’t even go there. We have nothing. And every time we give Iraq equipment, the first time a bullet goes off in the air, they leave it.” Amen!

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And he is scorching them BIG TIME by calling into question the GOP’s 2008 standard bearer. Specifically, he has dared to tell the truth about the miserable record of John McCain’s treatment of America’s veterans.

See this report:

In refusing to apologize for his remarks about Senator McCain, Trump rightly said: “The reality is that John McCain the politician has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President Obama with the VA scandal and has spent most of his time in the Senate pushing amnesty. He would rather protect the Iraqi border than Arizona’s.”

See the report here:

While most everyone has criticized the second part of Trump’s statement (“I like people who weren’t captured”), hardly anyone has dared to broach the first part of the statement: “[John McCain] is a hero because he was captured.” That statement is an absolute fact.

John McCain rose to become one of America’s most powerful senators and became the Republican Party’s nominee for President in 2008 mostly on his Prisoner of War (POW) status. Absent his POW history, McCain would no doubt have lived his entire life in relative obscurity. It usually takes more than simply being a veteran or being the son of a Navy admiral or even being a POW to make one obtain famous hero status. How many other POWs do you know who have achieved McCain’s political power and influence?

Alabama’s Jeremiah Denton was a POW who truly endured intense torture at the hands of the enemy and who became one of our finest U.S. senators. And there was never the first hint of dishonorable conduct or scandal or accusations that Denton used his war record for personal profit. I had the privilege of meeting Senator Denton a couple of times, and the thing that struck me most about the man was his deep and genuine humility. The same cannot be said of John McCain.

John McCain’s POW record has been shrouded in controversy from the very beginning. Many independent journalists and military veterans have accused McCain of being America’s version of “Tokyo Rose.” They offer convincing evidence (or at least credible postulations) that McCain was NEVER tortured, that he received special treatment by his captors, and that he actually willingly participated in anti-America propaganda, in much the same way that Tokyo Rose did in the Pacific during World War II.

One Vietnam veteran who was publicly critical of John McCain was my friend Jack McLamb. McLamb served nine years in secret operations in Cambodia and other nations before going on to become one of the most highly decorated police officers in Phoenix, Arizona, history, winning Police Officer of the Year twice before taking a role as a hostage negotiator for the FBI.

McLamb said of McCain: “I know a lot of Vietnam veterans and a few POW’s and all the POW’s that I’ve talked to over the years say that John McCain is a lying skunk.

“He never was tortured–they were there in the camp with him and then when he came in….he immediately started spilling his guts about everything because he didn’t want to get tortured,” said McLamb, contradicting the official story that McCain only offered his name, rank, serial number, and date of birth.

“The Vietnamese Communists called him the Songbird, that’s his code name, Songbird McCain, because he just came into the camp singing and telling them everything they wanted to know.”

McLamb also said: “The POW’s said that McCain made 32 propaganda videos for the communist North Vietnamese in which he denounced America for what they were doing in Vietnam.

“They have these sealed now, our government has these sealed, we can’t get to it, they have it classified. In truth the POW’s hate John McCain.”

See the report here:

There are many similar reports about John McCain. I suspect that Donald Trump is familiar with these reports. Here are a few of them:

Reports note that former American POWs such as Col. Ted Guy and Gordon “Swede” Larson, who were held in the same communist prison as McCain, have gone on record saying that they are very skeptical about McCain’s claims of torture.

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Another former POW, Philip Butler, a man who was also imprisoned with McCain, is more sympathetic to the man, saying that he had probably been tortured early on in his captivity and made no reference to McCain’s alleged anti-America propaganda charges–but was emphatic that McCain was unqualified to be President. Butler firmly said that he would NOT vote for McCain because McCain was a hot-tempered man who had become a Bush-like warmonger and who had used his POW status for personal and political gain. Remember, this is from a fellow POW who actually likes McCain.

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Regardless of McCain’s real war record (the U.S. government has sealed the record, so we will likely never know the truth about the matter), it is a fact that, as one of the most powerful senators in Washington, D.C., John McCain has done little to assist America’s veterans. In fact, McCain is commonly regarded as being one of the strongest opponents to the investigation and rescue of POWs left behind in Indochina following the Vietnam War.

While a member of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs (1991-1993), McCain referred to POW/MIA family members and activists as “whiners,” “vultures,” and “the lunatic fringe.” Although the committee concluded that there were indeed American POWs left behind in Indochina, McCain voted to normalize relations with Vietnam without any accountability for America’s missing servicemen. In so doing, McCain ignored a letter written by fellow POW Captain Eugene “Red” McDaniel and co-signed by 50 former POWs which asked him to not support normalized relations with Vietnam until the POW issue had been resolved.

In 1996, McCain opposed the Missing Service Personnel Act (MSPA) as being “unnecessary” and “burdensome.” He also helped to amend the MSPA to remove criminal liability, which POW/MIA families knew was a serious blow to obtaining meaningful accountability on behalf of their loved ones still languishing in Southeast Asia.

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John McCain has spent most of his senatorial career promoting an open border with Mexico, a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, and incessant foreign wars; facilitating the miserable performance of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA); and covering up evidence of Americans left behind in Indochina. No wonder so many people have referred to McCain as “The Manchurian Candidate.”

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By telling the truth about John McCain, Donald Trump has hit the rawest of nerves within the Washington establishment (and New World Order globalist elite). Without a doubt, John McCain is one of the globalist elite’s political darlings. A favored son of globalist puppet-masters such as Henry Kissinger, John McCain has been a water boy for the New World Order from the time he entered politics. Guilty of corruption as one of the infamous “Keating Five,” John McCain was given a mere “slap-on-the-wrist” and allowed to continue his pernicious ways.

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And McCain’s “war hero” status has made him virtually untouchable–until now.

My mind is far from made up in regards to supporting Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. But, so far, Donald Trump has been willing to courageously confront the Washington establishment in an in-your-face, no-holds-barred manner that we have not seen in a long, long time. And if Trump accomplishes nothing else in his presidential bid except exposing establishment sycophants like John McCain, I, for one, am excited that he has entered the race.


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Trump Just Issued This Stern Threat To The GOP…The Establishment Will Think Twice About Attacking Him Now

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opened the door to a third-party run for the White House if he does not win the GOP nomination.

In an interview with The Hill Wednesday, Trump bemoaned his current relationship with the Republican National Committee. “The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” Trump said from his Manhattan office at Trump Tower. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.” Trump was asked directly if he would run on a third-party ticket and did not rule it out, noting that “so many people want me to, if I don’t win.”

I’ll have to see how I’m being treated by the Republicans  … Absolutely, if they’re not fair, that would be a factor.

The comments come only a few weeks after Trump revealed the details of a call during which RNC chairman Reince Priebus advised the real estate mogul to “keep it down a little bit” with regard to his rhetoric.

More recently, Trump, who has been leading recent polls, drew fire from several of his fellow GOP presidential candidates for asserting at a forum in Iowa Saturday that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was “not a war hero” in the Vietnam War. “I like people that weren’t captured,” Trump said at the time.

One of said candidates was Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who called Trump a “jackass” for his comments. At a rally in Graham’s home state of South Carolina Tuesday, Trump responded by calling the senator an “idiot” and releasing his personal cell phone number.

h/t: Breitbart

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You’ll Be Outraged After You Hear What This Top GOP Strategist Just Called Trump’s Supporters

Western Journalism has chronicled much of the reaction – both positive and negative – to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent incendiary statements. Specifically, he has caused controversy through his perceived denigration of illegal immigrants and Sen. John McCain’s war record.

In return for his brashness, Trump has received the lion’s share of 2016 primary media coverage. Though this has translated to an early popularity lead over his GOP rivals, it has also provided those other Republicans a forum through which to criticize the bombastic billionaire.

White House hopefuls like Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio have publicly derided Trump’s campaign while other prominent Republicans – including McCain – have offered their own direct disavowals.

According to a recent Breitbart report, prominent GOP strategist Rick Wilson is among the latest to publicly disparage Trump and the millions of Republicans who currently support him.

Wilson penned a recent Politico editorial titled, “Trump Voters Are Hillary’s New Best Friends,” in which he listed 10 reasons Trump’s candidacy is bad for the Republican Party. The first on his list is his concern that Trump will potentially ride his popularity into a third-party candidacy that will ensure Hillary Clinton’s eventual election.

He further criticized “Trump Super Fans” for being one-issue voters, focusing solely on the candidate’s immigration remarks. In reality, Wilson pointed out, Trump’s record is “an ideological train-wreck of epic proportions if you are about any conservative values.”

It was the closing characterization of Trump’s White House bid – and those who are supporting it – that caught the attention of Breitbart and other conservative media outlets. Wilson wrote:

The circus is almost over.

My advice to Trump fans?

Don’t be the last clown out of the tent.

h/t: Breitbart

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