Monday, April 26, 2010

John McCain on Arizona Immigration Law

“If the president doesn’t like what the Arizona Legislature and governor may be doing, then I call on the president to immediately call for the dispatch of 3,000 National Guard troops to our border and mandate that 3,000 additional Border Patrol [officers] be sent to our border as well,” McCain said at a news conference Friday in downtown Phoenix, according to a report in the Arizona Republic.
“And that way, then the state of Arizona will not have to enact legislation which they have to do because of the federal government’s failure to carry out its responsibilities, which is to secure the borders.”   -  John McCain
 [HT:Neil Simpson]


RA said...

Aren't Republicans supposed to be against Big Government? Except when they are for it which is most of the time.

Anonymous said...

Being against big gov't isn't the same as being against gov't. Republicans want the gov't to do what is in their charter -- i.e., the Constitution. Protecting borders is part of that. Redistributing wealth is not.