Despite Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano’s recent assertion that her department doesn’t need additional dollars for border security, Sen. John McCain has pledged his support of Gov. Brewer’s request for additional troops.
Read what syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin has to say about President Obama’s statement regarding increasing U.S. troop presence on the border : “We’re going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense,” Obama said.
This latest posture for McCain, who has long sought ways to grant amnesty to the millions of illegals in the U.S. raises suspicions. It was McCain, partnering with Sen. Jon Kyl and liberal Ted Kennedy, who crafted the so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform, that enraged American citizens to the point of shutting down the congressional switchboard, jamming fax machines and filling email boxes with their ire. Although that bill was ultimately ditched, don’t be lulled into complacency.
Trusting him on this issue, brings to mind the old adage: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
Napolitano does not act in a vacuum. Any plan she offers is Obama’s plan. John McCain has already shown himself to be unresponsive to the citizens of his state and the nation on the issue of illegal immigration.