TPM’s David Taintor is out with another story this afternoon on John McCain’s interactions with an Arizona couple whose son was killed in the Aurora movie theater massacre last year.
You may have already seen the video where McCain told the young man’s mom that she needed “some straight talk” on assault weapons. Now you can see the impersonal form letter McCain’s office sent earlier this month in response to a very personal email written by the man’s father.
Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him: nick [at] talkingpointsmemo.com