Skip to comments.Cartels made Phoenix U.S. ‘drug distribution center,’ McCain says (Juan McCain Alert)
Posted on 05/06/2011 4:59:17 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
U.S. Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that hes seen this movie before when it comes to federal claims of a secure border between the U.S. and Mexico. In a Senate hearing, McCain criticized the Department of Homeland Security for not keeping up with escalating drug and smuggling cartel violence that has resulted in mass graves and executions of Mexican officials.
McCain, R-AZ, told Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano he remembered the U.S. giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in 1986, when we said wed secure the borders.
Today, millions of illegal immigrants enter the U.S. at Tucson. McCain said: Thats not a secure border. Phoenix is the drug distribution center for the nation.
Wednesdays hearing was conducted by the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and was titled Securing the border.
You may not trust the word of (Cochise County, AZ Sheriff) Larry Dever and these sheriffs thats fine, McCain told Napolitano. But we trust them. They are the law enforcement officers that are there dealing with these issues every single day. I agree that there have been improvements, and Im grateful for those improvements. But Id argue that they have not kept up with the escalation of violence on the other side of the border.
Napolitano told McCain of her commitment.
With respect, there is no one that has spent more time on this the last few years
There is no one that has spent more time on this issue than me, McCain countered.
(Excerpt) Read more at landlinemag.com ...
Thanks McCain. When you were ringing the amnesty bell millions more illegals were encouraged to come over.
I guess Juan had temporarily forgotten that fact while he spent 2006 and 2007 and other years trying to push through another amnesty for five to ten times as many as were given amnesty in 1986 (3 million or so).
Worthless brainwashed commie Lackey is all,What the hell has McQueeg ever done about this ongoing infestation of our country and culture, but a wink and Nod??
Lazy McLame is a reationary. Has he had any reaction to the Gunwalker investigation by ISSA. You would think if he REALLY cared about the issue he would be demanding a Joint congressional hearing.
No, McCain didn't forget it. He's just hoping that we did.
Ever the opportunist -- McCain is a living example of everything we detest in our politicians.
He's called all of us "bigots" and "assholes". So, why should we respect him in return?
Someone please feed McKennedy some of those drugs.
Lots of ‘em.
Take Lindsey and go see your buddies Al Qa’ida ( I mean Rebels in Libya).
Is it too late to second that emotion?
Napolitano & McCain these oh-so-busy people who never have a moment to themselves, never have time to sit down, etc. But they are never too busy, though, to tell us how busy they are doing nothing
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.