Video: McCain’s Mother Says Mormons Caused 2002 Olympic Scandals

Here’s the report from Breitbart:

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) – John McCain’s 95-year-old mother, in a swipe at her son’s rival Mitt Romney, said Friday that Mormons were to blame for the scandal that rocked the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

During an appearance on MSNBC, Roberta McCain laid out why her son, John, deserves to win the Republican presidential nomination. But in evaluating McCain’s primary rivals, she criticized Romney’s Mormon faith and his time in Salt Lake City.

“As far as the Salt Lake City thing, he’s a Mormon and the Mormons of Salt Lake City had caused that scandal. And to clean that up, again, it’s not a subject,” Roberta McCain said.

John McCain quickly stepped in: “The views of my mothers are not necessarily the views of mine.”

“Well, that’s my view and you asked me,” Roberta answered.

Here’s the entire video of the exchange (sorry for the poor video quality at the beginning):

It’s funny to watch, but I don’t think candidates should be held accountable for what their 95-year-old parents, or any relative for that matter, say.

  • pam

    Shame on you Ms. McCain. The world is tired of bigotry in any form. It kills, it starves, it maims little children. It starts with comments like yours. Shame on you Ms. McCain, sitting there in a world of privilege, with your educated, wealthy son,– you living has a white woman, hopefully never having felt what it\\\’s like to be the butt of human disdain just because of the way you live, the color of your skin or your beliefs.