Skip to comments.'I want it fixed immediately! Understand?': Furious John McCain slams Border Patrol chief ....
Posted on 07/10/2014 6:20:50 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
for seizing lawmakers' cell phones at illegal immigrant detention centers to stop them taking photos
A visibly angry Sen. John McCain grilled the head of America's border patrol on Wednesday over a policy that limits what members of Congress can do at detention facilities where the government is holding thousands of illegal immigrant children.
'I have never seen anything like your instructions, signed by your name. ... Are you telling me that [when] I visit a detention facility, that I can't bring a cell phone with me?' the Republican asked.
'Are you saying that? ... I am not allowed to take photographs?'
'I want it fixed immediately! Understand?' McCain boomed at Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske.
The policy, called an 'Interim Protocol for Visitation and Tours,' requires all visitors to turn over their phones and restricts contact with the detained children and staff members.
McCain ripped into Kerlikowske for applying the rules to him even though the Nogales, Arizona facility is in the state he represents.
'People from Arizona elected me, and I'm not supposed to even carry a cell phone with me?' he demanded. 'Mister, you have overstepped your responsibilities and your authority.'
'I want those instructions revoked, as far as members of Congress are concerned, and I want it done today.'...
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Whenever the government does something in secret with people in camps, it makes me feel warm & fuzzy. Thanks Great Leader...
We have nothing to fear from an Obama admin John. Now STFU.
Broken clock, twice a day, blah blah blah.
“Do you know who I am?”
McCain channeling Kerry again?
Or just terrified some of his own chickens are coming home to roost.
Well John, I think you should go back and visit tomorrow and see if they “fixed” it immediately for you.
You don’t dare, because they will not and then you will have mud on your face.
I think they are running brothels there. Why else so secretive? What are they hiding?
Only for members of congress - the serf class - no pictures, no contact
People can say what they want; but the nation would be IMMENSELY better with McCain Palin running things; rather than current camper at the White House.
Amnesty John goes into full CYA mode
Where’s the wall, Johnny?
Congress needs to understand that thanks to their decades of delegating their authority out to non elected agencies so that they will never have to do anything controversial is coming back to haunt them. They are no longer in charge. It is the bureaucrat class.
I like your reason better. Let’s go with that.
They are hiding.... diseases for which there is no vaccine....
They are hiding.... who the illegals are...
They are hiding .... how old these “children” are...
While I found him contemptable before I moved here, now having to read and hear about him and Flake all the time makes me ill.
Flake and McCain are what is wrong with the Republican Party. I can even tolerate some Senators that are probably less than true conservatives before these two. Shills and graspers after place.
Some animals are more equal than others.
McLame and his GF started this nonsense.
McCain suffered under the North Vietnamese. He really did suffer. You all have no idea.
But he has FAILED to hold Obama accountable, and that is his greatest sin.
Good for thee but not for me.
All hail thy royal nobles.
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