McCain Voted to Protect Domestic Terrorists
Yesterday morning on CBS's Early Show, McCain-Palin campaign spokesperson Nancy Pfotenhauer attempted to defend Gov. Sarah Palin's (R-AK) debunked claims that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) has been "palling around" with former radical William Ayers. Referencing a recent New York Times article, Pfotenhauer claimed that if McCain "hung out with somebody who had bombed abortion clinics" it would be a legitimate topic of discussion. She explained:
PFOTENHAUER: The article also concluded is that if Senator McCain had hung out with somebody who had bombed abortion clinics, no one would consider [raising the issue] illegitimate.
Pfotenhauer's invocation of abortion clinic bombers in defense of McCain is ironic given that McCain has repeatedly voted against protecting Americans from domestic terrorists in the anti-choice movement. On multiple occasions throughout his career, McCain sought to limit the government's ability to punish violent anti-choice fanatics by: