Skip to comments.McCain to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: I'll Fight for Amnesty as Long as 'I'm Alive and Breathing'
Posted on 03/28/2014 2:02:11 PM PDT by cotton1706
In remarks to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) vowed to fight for amnesty as long as he is a breathing United States Senator.
McCain, according to BuzzFeed, also said that if comprehensive immigration reform passes, he would "make sure it is forever called the Edward M. Kennedy immigration bill." McCain and the late Kennedy tried to pass the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill last decade, along with President George W. Bush. Conservatives halted the measure because it would have reduced the wages of American workers while not solving the illegal immigration problem.
The high-tech lobby, the Chamber of Commerce, and the same groups that wanted amnesty then are redoubling their efforts this year, which amnesty advocates like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) have said may be the last chance for such legislation.
McCain's former immigration aide, Becky Tallent, is now House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) top aide on immigration. Boehner has said that he and President Barack Obama want to get immigration reform legislation "done" this year.
Other speakers throughout the week at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce events included Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who said that amnesty legislation was inevitable, and Vice President Joe Biden, who stated that he believed illegal immigrants were "already American citizens."
Last year, McCain vowed that amnesty advocates would try to get comprehensive immigration reform through Congress after the GOP primaries in 2014. That window seems to be somewhere in the next three months. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that if amnesty legislation passes this year, it would pass by June.
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I guess I have another new prayer.
This guy was the Republican Party Presidential Nominee, what? A millennium ago?
It’s time for McCain to become a Democrat...
It’s just about April. The House has until the July 4th recess or from September/October to ram immigration through. And I don’t like the look of that voice vote yesterday. Time is running out for them and they know it.
I think the water in Washington DC is polluted with liberalism.
Then he can join Teddy in Hell.
Juan should be committed to a padded cell.
“I’ll Fight for Amnesty as Long as ‘I’m Alive and Breathing’”
Hopefully that won’t be long.
Fluoride...it’s a Communist conspiracy.
boner making pacts with democrats to pincer tea partiers, something both of them want....?
Oh Boy, hmmm, I know its bad to ever wish death on anyone, but I think you all know where I’m going with this...
WOW - just Wow!! Look up useful idiot in the dictionary and there will be Jaun’s picture......
Come on Arizona. This guy is well past his sell by date. Time to retire him...
This says more about the GOP than it does about McCain. It truely is the Stupid Party.
Like 1986 didn’t even exist.
Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results: Insanity.
Oh I dunno...There’s a lot of joy to be had watching him live under a President Cruz or President Palin admin.
Just imagine the sweet taste of his sad tears as a democrat.
That’s true and that actually might be worth him living a little longer..his tears, I wonder if it would taste like chicken