Remember the controversy over violence at Trump rallies? There was a positive conclusion to one of those stories this week.
John McGraw was the older man who threw an elbow at protester Rakeem Jones during a rally in North Carolina. In a widely seen video shot shortly after the incident, McGraw said Jones deserved it and added, “the next time we see him, we might have to kill him.”
McGraw was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct. His sentencing took place Wednesday with Rakeem Jones in the court room. Before the sentence was issued, McGraw apologized and said this assault of Jones was not racially motivated. Jones accepted his apology.
When the two faced each other, McGraw said to Jones, “We’re caught up in a political mess today and you and me we got to heal our country.” Jones gave McGraw a pat on the arm and McGraw put out his hand to shake. That was followed by a brief hug.
McGraw was sentenced to a year of probation and a small fine for the two misdemeanors.