Jim Hampton, a 62-year-old retiree from Weston, Miss., hadn’t heard the news, but when given a summary said it was “ludicrous” to put any responsibility on McDaniel’s shoulders.
“You know, Chris can’t be responsible for everybody’s [actions],” he said. “Anytime you have a gathering like this, you’re going to have people show up that may not be playing with a full deck. That’s just life. And he can’t be held accountable for whatever anybody in the public does or fails to do.”