Sean Sullivan writing for the National Journal’s Hotline On Call titles his commentary: Flake defends immigration record as others disapprove. The article begins with these topical words: “Following an election cycle in which immigration and border security were front and center in several statewide contests, Arizona finds itself fractured politically, with different groups, factions, parties, and even subdivisions within parties clinging to disparate beliefs about how to address concerns over the border.
And recently declared Senate candidate Rep. Jeff Flake’s success in the Republican primary will likely hinge heavily on how he navigates the issue.”
Arizonans are all too aware that as Flake positions himself as a fiscal watchdog, he ignores the devastating effects illegal immigration is having on states across the breadth of the nation. Fiscal responsibility does not go hand-in-hand with the staggering costs of illegal immigration or promotion of McCain-style comprehensive immigration reform. Like McCain, Flake has formed strong alliances with the most liberal of Democrats, standing in opposition to the grassroots of his own party.
For those who have questions about Jeff Flake’s opinion on this overarching issue, do yourself a favor and read this article, paying particular attention to the crafty word play as Flake massages this core topic for all it‘s worth.
The article is filled with a variety of noteworthy quotes from Flake and Arizona Republican Party leaders. Despite his machinations, Flake still ends up sounding like John McCain.