Senator John McCain (R-Ariz) received an angry reception at his town hall meeting in Sun Lakes, Ariz., when he attempted to explain his immigration reform plan. According to Mediaite.com, Sen. McCain was asked, “Where’s the fence?”
The Arizona Senator attempted to explain that there are 11 million people who live in the United States illegally and that there are just not enough buses available to deport all of these people. He described the various services provided by these illegal immigrants, including caring for our children. His immigration plan, or pathway to citizenship, involves learning English, paying back taxes, and paying fines for the original infraction against immigration laws.
His constituents in Arizona were not receptive of his plans. It was an almost hostile encounter, although McCain attempted to tell the news reporter featured in the attached video that it was not.
One attendee loudly suggested that taking away welfare benefits from illegal immigrants would cause them to leave. It was clear that Senator McCain was caught off guard by the mood of the crowd. According to Mediaite.com:
McCain urged compassion. “We are a Judeo-Christian nation,” he said.
StandWithArizona.com expresses the opinions of many in the state, and they had this to say about McCain’s immigration reform plan:
So the same man who said “Build the Dang Fence“ in a TV ad in 2010 – now seems to want us to forget about the fence, be satisfied with Janet Napolitano’s vague promises of “electronic surveillance”, and wants us to rush through illegal alien amnesty so we can appear “compassionate”?
This why we urged our fellow Arizonans to put this old donkey out to pasture in 2010, but due to hisunethical use of millions in leftover 2008 Presidential funds which overwhelmed a deeply-flawed,infomercial huckster J.D. Hayworth, we are stuck with this pathetic phony for another 4 years.
But we don’t have to like it. And we can give him an earful every time he shows his lying face in the Grand Canyon State. Today’s town hall folks did us proud!
Senator John McCain is very popular around the country, but if he continues to push immigration legislation that is totally unacceptable to those who live in his border state, he may find himself out of a job.