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Did John McCain Really Run Over a Phoenix DADT Protester?

There doesn’t seem to be any video of the accident, but Luisa Valdez — seen here speaking to a KTVK 3 Phoenix reporter afterward — says Sen. John McCain’s vehicle struck her and simply drove off while she was participating in a Phoenix protest outside a televised debate for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. A reported two dozen demonstrators lined up along 7th Avenue and Missouri demanding McCain step down and, barring that, he help enact the Dream Act, repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and cut funding for the war in Afghanistan. Valdez says the police didn’t intervene, since elected officials are legally permitted to drive into constituents, and then she lands a dig about he should know better as a disabled veteran. Snap!.