During an interview with the Arizona Republic, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) shot down the idea that building a big beautiful wall along the Mexican border will solve the issues of illegal immigration and the illegal drug trade. While the White House continues to push Congress to approve funding for the wall, McCain expressed skepticism that the Senate would jump on board the Trump administration’s vision, using a very famous wall as an example. “I’m not against a border wall, OK,” McCain noted. “But go to China and you’ll see a border wall there.” The Arizona lawmaker continued, “We need technology,
Comments: This proves once again that he is seriously compromised. Has he not seen the drop in illegal crossings without a wall? Either he doesn´t know or won´t acknowledge it. What is even worse he is against the wall and then says he´s not against it? Which is it? He needs to retire! NOW! I can´t even stand looking at him anymore.
If McCain is so all-knowing about preventing illegal immigration, why has it gotten to the point it is now? If he is so smart, why hasn´t he done something that has worked? He´s been in Congress for decades.
Nobody ever said that building an effective borderline barrier (The Wall) will stop all illegal immigration and drug smuggling, but what it will do is slow those unlawful crimes down and make them more difficult to accomplish.
Ever notice that McCain has been taking liberal Democrat positions on a lot of issues lately. Chances are McCain is a pocket liberal Democrat and has been fooling the Republican Party for a long time.
Whatever will happen will happen, and from the dire medical diagnosis that McCain recently received, he will most likely not be around to see what the final solution to mass uncontrolled illegal immigration and illicit drug smuggling turns out to be. It´s pretty much good common sense for McCain to spend as much time with his family as possible, as in the end that´s what will really count.
Just wait until the bi-partisan "John McCain Memorial Justice at the Border Act" is passed and sent to Trump for signature. It´s coming, and with some wall money and legislative legerdemain there will also be amnesty.
A most interesting comment. Exactly what does Johnny boy, the great practical joker aboard the Forrestal, know about drug smuggling that we voters don´t know about. Governmental collusion perhaps? One shoe drops after another.
I guess nobody ever bothered to inform the super rich that surrounding your property with walls and hiring bodyguards is just "crazy." They seem to be pretty fond of the idea.
It´s just we ordinary Americans who don´t need protecting. Don´t need walls. Don´t need guns. The police will show up after the crime is committed against us. Meanwhile, the left is busy importing millions of criminals, just for their votes, and because they hate White America and Western Civilization.
As a Christian who knows what is coming for all the liars, bearers of false witness and most politicians and media, I am so sorry to see him so dead set in his own unrepentant ignorance right now. He has been given such a blessing of time to turn his life around, and he is just too arrogant to do it.
Choose wisely and enjoy the blessings of an eternal life.
"We need technology, we need drones, we need surveillance capabilities and we need rapid-reaction capabilities…" Boilerplate defense contractor stuff that Krupp McPain would gladly fund for his buddies.
McCain has a lot of concerns right now: for one,the wall will indeed work, Trump will continue to be successful in immigration and other areas, while he, McCain, will soon be out to pasture, his power and the media attention is about to come to an end. All he´s got right now are words, but fewer people are listening. Sad in some ways, but not many.
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If McCain had been washed out of flight school after crash #3 when he just had to buzz the tower he would not have been a POW who expected to be rescued and was brain washed instead. If he had been sent state side after the slaughter aboard the carrier he may have survived without the knowledge that once a betrayer always a betrayer.
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