Sen. John McCain: ‘We Should Throw Turkey’s Ambassador the Hell out of the U.S.’


WASHINGTON (A.W.)— On May 18, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for the removal of the Turkish Ambassador to the United States.

Sen. John McCain (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

“We should throw [Turkey’s] Ambassador the hell out of the United States of America. This isn’t Turkey or a third world country,” McCain said, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “This kind of thing cannot go unresponded diplomatically,” he added.

McCain stressed that these were Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail and not just average people that crossed police lines and attacked the peaceful demonstrators. “Somebody told them to go out there and beat up on these peaceful demonstrators and I think it should have repercussions,” McCain explained. He also said that these individuals needed to be identified and charged since they violated American laws on U.S. soil.

McCain’s remarks come after a group of peaceful protesters were attacked by Erdogan’s security details outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence. Two people were arrested in the attack that left nine people injured.

A day earlier, Sen. McCain had also condemned Turkish authorities in a tweet, which read: “This is the United States of America. We do not do this here. There is no excuse for this kind of thuggish behavior.”

Sen. McCain condemned Turkish authorities in a tweet, which read: ‘This is the United States of America. We do not do this here. There is no excuse for this kind of thuggish behavior.’ (Photo: Twitter)

11 Comments on Sen. John McCain: ‘We Should Throw Turkey’s Ambassador the Hell out of the U.S.’

  1. No, throw the ambassador out and throw his staff out too – after they are arrested and prosecuted.

    And no, diplomatic immunity is not 100%.

    To be covered you have to be acting in a way that is consistent with diplomatic duties. Those Turkish thugs were simply involved in lawlessness.
    That is not covered. You can’t just go rob a bank and claim “diplomatic immunity”.

    • Senator McCain thank you for bein vocal.

      However these are words only. No one will be thrown out. Turkey and erdogan have hijacked America along with two other middle eastern countries. All with the help of the State Dept. and Washington “lawmakers”.

      These countries have been let loose to continue to damage the interests of the US.

  2. avatar V Kaprielian // May 18, 2017 at 7:29 pm // Reply

    Bravo, Senator McCain! Thank you for speaking out.

  3. You don’t have to take verbal–and verbal only–actions calling to throw Turkish ambassador out of the U.S. You should recognize the Armenian Genocide. And THAT will be America’s fitting response to Turkish hooliganism in the nation’s capital. If, of course, America considers herself a great nation, and not a sissy…

  4. John MCcain is a good man!!

  5. avatar Lynn Nadjaran // May 19, 2017 at 12:36 am // Reply

    How do they get away with this. Throw tem out! Anyone else assaults people n goes to jail!

  6. I don’t like it when elected officials simply throw in the untrue statement that Turkey has been a good ally of the US. That’s kissing up.

    It’s also untrue, and Turkey does not deserve that kind of respect.

  7. avatar Kaiser Zaman // May 19, 2017 at 12:56 pm // Reply

    There is a saying, “When an elephant falls, even a frog can kick it.”

  8. Thanks Senator,I agree .

  9. We have four more US states to go to get the genocide of the Armenians recognized.

  10. What the Turk bodyguards did is appalling to any American, just as were their efforts to gag what Americans and their leaders can say about the Genocide. What Turks in leadership do to their own people is also appalling.
    This is not going to change.

    However, during the week in which this all unraveled for the Turks, Artsakh was again attacked, and Armenians were again murdered by Genocidal Azeris.

    We should in the long run lower our focus a bit on Turkey, and increase it on protecting the homeland. The Turks who attacked peaceful people at Sheridan Park are cousins to the Genocidal Azeris who would slit the throat of every Armenian woman and baby if given a chance. We must deny them that chance.

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