Sen. John McCain used to be the darling of Arizona, but that isn't so much the case these days. In fact, McCain faced an angry crowd in a town hall meeting Tuesday, as Arizona residents voiced their frustration over the ongoing immigration issues in their state. AZ Central shared the details on Feb. 19.
Anybody who lives in Arizona knows what a hot-button topic immigration is there. Sen. John McCain has been heavily involved in tackling the topic for some time now, but it seems his efforts aren't striking the right cord with many. The heated town hall exchange as McCain faced an angry crowd showed that the senator still has plenty of bite left in him, and he doesn't shy away from standing up for himself.
Many residents in Arizona are looking for a border fence, and people at the meeting were quick to give suggestions as to what they think would really get to the bottom of the perceived immigration issues in Arizona. It seems many weren't particularly interested in listening to McCain's plan, and McCain wasn't going to give the critics too much room for spouting off inaccuracies that many in Arizona hold.
Sen. McCain shares that any true immigration reform needs to be about more than a fence and deportation. Some in the crowd shouted out about cutting off welfare, never letting immigrants become citizens, and the “illiterate invaders” who just wanted government handouts. There is no question that securing the border to cut down on illegal immigration, drug trafficking and human trafficking is necessary, and there is no perfect plan. Whether the senator has the right plan or not is uncertain, but it was obvious McCain faced an angry crowd ready to pounce as the senator tried to communicate his plan to those he represents.