Arizona Sen. John McCain said he wants states to review "stand your ground" laws after the George Zimmerman acquittal during his appearance on CNN's State of the Union. And yes, he wants his home state to review the law, too. "I can also see that Stand Your Ground laws may be something that needs to be reviewed by the Florida legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation," McCain said Sunday morning. When asked by host Candy Crowley if his advice applies to Arizona too, McCain said it did. "Yes, I do and I’m confident that members of the Arizona legislature will," he said. He was then asked if he agreed with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's position that the President's view of "stand your ground" laws were another attempt at gun control. "I respect his view, but I don’t frankly see the connection," McCain said.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to downplay any speculation about a potential run to be the Republican Presidential nominee in 2016 on ABC's This Week. "We are having a national debate about which direction the country should go, and what I am doing now is trying to participate in that national debate," Cruz said, from Iowa, one of the states where campaigning traditionally begins. Besides, he just landed in the Senate! He's still getting his feet under him. "I’m not focused on the politics. I’ve been in the office all but seven months. The last office I was elected to was student council. So this has been a bit of a whirlwind." Of course there's also a small debate over whether or not Cruz, who was born in Calgary, Alberta, is eligible to run for President. He tried to blow that debate off. "My mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. She’s a U.S. citizen, so I’m a U.S. citizen," he said at first, but that wasn't enough: "I’m not going to engage in a legal debate. The facts are clear," he added. "I can tell you where I was born and who my parents were. And then as a legal matter, others can worry about that. I’m not going to engage." Sorry, Ted: your presidential dreams may be dashed by the law.