U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon disappoints in new role as McMachine’s mouthpiece
Elected to the U.S. House in 1994, as part of the first GOP majority in forty years, Rep. Matt Salmon seemed to understand the danger of open borders and amnesty.
To his credit, at the time, he voted against the sundry legislative initiatives that sought to blur the borders between the United States and Mexico.
He voluntarily term-limited himself, and left Congress after six years of service — a practice his successor, the perpetually smirking and self photographing Jeff Flake pledged to observe —- only to arrogantly joke at the end of six years, “I lied.”
Now, Flake-like reversals stain the Salmon record in Matt’s second “tour of duty” in the House. He and fellow Arizona Congressmen Paul Gosar and David Schweikert penned a mealy-mouthed missive to The Arizona Republic, chock full of poll tested bromides while keeping the door open to “Immigration Reform” —- more correctly known as amnesty.
And most recently, Salmon has become a McCain Machine Mouthpiece, calling for incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne to withdraw from the AG’s race this year, so that the hand-picked McMachine candidate — Mark Brnovich can advance, and in turn advance the establishment‘s open borders agenda.
Rep. Salmon would do well to remember a couple of things. First, that the McMachine of McCain, Kyl and Flake —- all opposed his return to the House by backing Kirk Adams in the 2012 GOP Primary; and second, the story Matt has often shared on the stump concerning his days at Mesa High.
Salmon recounts that time as if he is nominating himself for a teenage version of “Profiles In Courage.” He says that he drew the ire of his high school sweetheart’s father by backing Ronald Reagan over President Gerald Ford in 1976, but did so because Gov. Reagan was the true conservative in the race.
Attorney General Tom Horne’s distinguished public service record is clearly conservative, and decidedly anti-amnesty. The hard fact is, those are the actual issues that render Horne unpalatable to the local leftwing media and the establishment elites.
For Salmon to transmogrify into a parrot and repeat the McMachine talking points warrants real concern, and it is he who should be concerned. After all, it is most confusing and unappealing when a Salmon starts to “flounder.”