John McCormack: Anti-Trump Protesters In Chicago Are "A Total Disgrace To The Principles Of The First Amendment"

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From the March 11 edition of Fox News' On The Record with Greta Van Susteren:

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GRETA VAN SUSTEREN (HOST): Is this going to, though -- inspire his supporters? I mean, John, he has got very -- he has very passionate supporters as well. And they're going to watch this tonight, and they're going to see that their candidate was shut down from speaking. And I think, I suspect that his supporters are going feel -- you know, they're going to want to go out and protect their candidate. 

JOHN MCCORMACK: Certainly, I mean it's a total disgrace to the principles of the First Amendment to try and shut down somebody else's free speech, which some of these protesters have been celebrating. I'm glad that you had a reporter on the ground right there, who could talk about how it's not all like that, that there was a Donald Trump supporter in the midst of that huge crowd, and said "Hey, they've been completely peaceful out here, I've been having a great night, it's a beautiful thing for democracy." So, obviously there were incidents where there were punches thrown and whoever started it --

SUSTEREN: That was inside. 

MCCORMACK: Whoever engaged it, inside --

SUSTEREN: That was inside, with a few protesters who looked like a few anti-Trump supporters, went up there and caused problems. 

MCCORMACK: And they deserve complete condemnation. What we don't know is who started it, Up until now there was no evidence that the protesters had started violence in a few incidents at earlier rallies. They had not started it, we don't know exactly, on the ground I can't tell. 

Previously: 

Fox's Cavuto Asks If "We Are Overstating" The Violence At Trump Events

Media Highlight Trump's Role In Inspiring Violence At His Events

Fox Anchor Dismisses Violence At Trump Rally And Campaign's Response: "Context ... Needs To Be Added"

CNN's Trump Apologist Blames Violence At Trump Rallies On Protesters And "The American Left"

Watch Trump Defend Violence Against Protesters At Campaign Events During CNN's Republican Presidential Debate

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