When John McCain and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey paid the Navajo Nation a visit on Friday, they probably didn’t expect to get chased out of the reservation by a group of exceedingly angry Native Americans.
The pair went to celebrate the Native Americans contribution during World War II, whose indecipherable language helped keep messages secret from enemies.
The protesters had already gathered at the Navajo Nation Museum, and once the realized that McCain Ducey had shown up, darted outside and literally chased them off their reservation shouting, “Get off our land.”
The protesters were, of course, angry about the EPA spilling millions of gallons of toxic waste into the Animas and San Juan Rivers and the governments do-nothing response.
“I keep saying when are we going to hear from the White House? Not a word,” Begaye said, according to Native News. “When somebody wins the Super Bowl or an NBA Championship, they get a call, right? And when something like this happens and people are suffering, nothing.”Advertisement - story continues below...
“This is just one mine out of hundreds and there’s no Superfund designation,” Vice President Nez said. “Right now, we don’t trust the U.S. EPA’s data and their collection.”
Video purports to show protesters “chasing McCain off the Navajo Nation” while they yelled “get off our land.”
Protesters gathered at a closed side door in the museum, held shut by officials, but they eventually broke through and were met by other law enforcement agent who temporarily held them back from SUVs. As the vehicles drove off, the protesters ran in pursuit