Skip to comments.Flake Admits Backlash Against Immigration Reform, But Doesn't 'Understand'
Posted on 07/10/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT by cotton1706
In an appearance on Fox News Channels Special Report on Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) discussed the current state of affairs surrounding the issue of immigration.
Flake, the guest of the shows occasionally occurring Center Seat segment, admitted the rise of a populist movement opposing any immigration reform movement that included a version of amnesty. However, he admitted to being perplexed as to why theres such an opposition stating theres a need for not only low-skill labor particularly in the agricultural areas and hospitality areas, but high-skill labor of those in the STEM fields.
Partial transcript as follows:
STEPHEN HAYES, Weekly Standard: You indicated that you're still for comprehensive immigration reform but that nothing can happen in this environment. What do you mean by "in this environment"?
FLAKE: As long as we have crisis like this with kids coming across, you've got to deal with this immediate crisis.
HAYES: Immigration reform wasn't' going to pass before this sort of blew up or before it was on the front pages, was it? Go back three months.
FLAKE: Three months ago we did have a chance. I think the Cantor loss really was the death knell for it. Up until that time I thought we still had a shot at it. But with this crisis, no chance, obviously.
BRET BAIER, host Special Report: Jason?
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Another ‘conservative’ Republican that’s grown in office.
Maybe he needs to step out of his gated community once in awhile and hold a real town hall meeting with his constituents. Ya think?
I wish I could adequately express the hatred and disgust I feel for the governing elitists that i feel right now.
You are hardly alone.
Where are the jihadi cells when you need them.
We have millions of Americans who have given up looking for work. Getting illegals out of agriculture would force farm interests to pay more, which would draw in American workers.
We also have thousands of recent STEM grads and older STEM workers not working in the fields of their education.
The reason so many Americans reject what Flake is claiming is that they rightly recognize it for the utter B.S. that it is.
What is that supposed to mean?
...Just another traitor to hang on the nearest lamp post.
Just living up to his name.
...and as long as you deal with it by talking about amnesty there will be more and more kids coming across!
The duplicitous Flake, ever an amnesty proponent, began bobbing and weaving on the issue so as to obscure his amnesty loving position when he decided to run for the senate. Once elected to it, however, he quickly reverted to full throated McCainism.
I loathe these guys who intentionally hide their positions at election time, only to do the bidding of Chamber of Commerce types once elected.
Who could be against creating a class of ORC child slaves to support the elite? Who?
The lamp posts are in increasing need of being decorated.
I loathe the elitist turds.
Robert Burns' Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation springs to mind.
Anyone who believes they dont understand is a fool.
They are complicit; pure and simple.
WORTH REPEATING. Thanks F15Eagle.
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