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McCain: We’ll get rid of those additional 20,000 border agents in conference





McCain never wanted the additional 20,000 border agents anyway, and now he’s admitting that the amendment which added them was nothing but a stunt to attract a few more GOP votes in the Senate for the amnesty bill. He voted for the amendment only so they "would be comfortable that we are securing the border". In other words, the amendment was pure political theater all along.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) signaled Tuesday that the dramatic boost in  border-security in the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill could be one of  the provisions that may be changed in a potential House-Senate compromise.

During an immigration forum hosted by the AFL-CIO Tuesday, McCain – a key  Senate Gang of Eight negotiator – said while a pathway to citizenship for the  nation’s undocumented immigrants is a “fundamental element” of the bill, the  “rest of it could be adjusted.” He singled out the border security parts as an  example.

“We don’t need 20,000 additional border patrol agents,” McCain  said Tuesday. “But what we do need is use of technology that has been developed  where we can survey the border more effectively.”

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“I voted for it so friends of mine would be comfortable that we are securing  the border,” McCain said Tuesday.

This is why the best move for the House is to completely ignore any amnesty legislation. If they pass anything remotely related to immigration reform — no matter how tangential or modest — it will go to a conference committee where the conferees, who will be appointed by a House GOP Leadership which has no problem with amnesty, will produce a bill far closer to the Obama-Schumer-Rubio bill amnesty bill than whatever the House passes. The result will have unanimous or near-unanimous Democrat support in the House and, when you combine those votes with those of the Chamber-of Commerce-type Republicans who support amnesty, this farce will pass. There’s no way Boehner will have the backbone to apply the Hastert rule to the conference report. Especially when he’s not particularly opposed to amnesty anyway. Am I wrong?



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  • carolhaka

    It’s time for Sarah to call this moron out! Enough!

    • Keith M

      Yep! Sarah needs to call McCain out. He is a fake!

  • virginiagentleman1

    I wonder if we can get rid of McCain through a conference?

    • Steve_Flesher

      LOL!

      • carolhaka

        Seems like he is as big a liar and fraud as Oblahblah!

    • TSM_Admin

      vg, you may be on to something here! Think of the many possibilities! Graham, Reid, Pelosi, Obama, Obamacare…..

      • virginiagentleman1

        If only, my friend, if only. SIGH.

  • nkthgreek

    Please retire, Senator. You’ve exhausted your political capital, and the electorate!

    • virginiagentleman1

      True Nick, true. All we get from McCain these days is expectorate! Have ya seen him speak lately? Spit flying everywhere!

      • nkthgreek

        It’s really sad, VG.

  • Jean_A

    McCain’s last mission before retiring is to destroy the GOP. He hates the republicans.

    • Exgunman

      If that is true, it may be the 1st thing i agree with the a–hole on. if it is destroyed then maybe we can rebuild it back to what it was intended to be…………………….

  • friskyness

    no, you are not wrong………….i wish congress would go on a permanent vacation,,,

  • tomlyn

    Sara you need to have a heart to heart talk with McCain ! I really try to like the guy because of his military record but I just can’t !

  • Victoria Richardson

    The GOP establishment is out of control. The Tea Party must fight back and never give into the GOP establishment.

  • amaze830

    Can’t AZ voters start a petition to recall this Senator? If I am not mistaken, AZ voters have the option to recall their elected officials. Please do something proactive and throw this guy out of office.

  • conservativemama

    For me it’s all about winning in 2014and 2016. Then…..with conservatives in power you can start writing bills.

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