McDaniel event erupts into shouting match

McDaniel arrived at a Jackson Kroger in Thursday morning planning to meet approximately a dozen senior citizens for coffee and pastry, but The Wall Street Journal reports things escalated when 77-year-old John Davis yelled, “How, with no seniority and a promise simply not to get along with anyone, will you accomplish any of the things you want to accomplish?”

McDaniel responded by saying “What have they accomplished besides putting us in debt?”

Things became testy when Davis wagged his finger in the face of the two-term state senator with the response:

“What have they accomplished? They have accomplished airports. They have accomplished roads. They have accomplished schools.”

McDaniel then reportedly responded by telling Davis to get his finger out of his face and “You do so by adding trillions on my children’s back, trillions of dollars we can’t recover from. Our country borrows 46 cents on every dollar.”

Clarion Ledger