Senator McCain was speaking at a Mitt Romney event in San Diego today, when he was interrupted by a protester.
Protester in black POW-MIA t-shirt starts yelling. He's escorted out. McCain says "Jerk"
— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) May 28, 2012
McCain, speaking before Romney, calls heckler (or protester, I couldn't quite tell) at Memorial Day speech in San Diego a "jerk"
— Ben Geman (@Ben_Geman) May 28, 2012
straight talk express returns!? “@McCormickJohn: "Jerk" McCain says after protestor removed from crowd in San Diego. #2012”
— Jennifer Konfrst (@JKonfrst) May 28, 2012
The crowd backs McCain and hushes the protester.
— Andrew Bair (@ProLifePolitics) May 28, 2012
Protester being escorted out of Romney Memorial Day event. "Jerk," McCain deadpans, to cheers
— Rachel Streitfeld (@streitfeldcnn) May 28, 2012
One protester interrupted @SenJohnMcCain mid speech was promptly escorted out to the crowd chanting "USA! USA!" McCain: "Jerk!"
— Alexander Nguyen (@AlexNSanDiego) May 28, 2012
Some on the scene photos and tweets.
Sen. McCain, to man ejected for noisily disrupting Mem Day observance in San Diego: "Jerk!". Romney, audience laugh, applaud.
— Gene Cubbison (@gcubnbcsd) May 28, 2012
— Melissa Mecija (@10NewsMecija) May 28, 2012
Heckler walks out while McCain is speaking.. McCain waits, says 'jerk,'.. One word received big applause/laugh from crowd. @nbcsandiego
— Megan Tevrizian (@meganNBC) May 28, 2012
Romney & McCain honoring our heroes. Why McCain yells out "jerk!" in the middle of his speech. Live @ 5 & 6:30pm CBS8 http://t.co/XmP2yQDE
— Alicia Summers (@AliciaCBS8) May 28, 2012
Nice job, San Diego! Way to take care of business.