In an April 15, 2016 Action Alert, Numbers USA headlines that Arizona Sen.John McCain has signed onto a bill that would release thousands of criminal aliens into the U.S. with no deportations.
Dear Arizona activists,
We have just learned that Sen. John McCain has become a cosponsor of S. 2123 — the Criminal Justice reform bill that could release tens of thousands of illegal aliens onto the streets.
Even as a member of the Senate Gang of 8, Sen. McCain has always been supportive for the rule of law and spoken against sanctuary cities. But S. 2123 would disproportionately favor non-citizens. According to government data, 77% of federal drug possession convictions and more than 25% of federal drug trafficking convictions in FY 2015 were non-citizens. It’s these criminal aliens that would be released from federal prisons and into our local communities if this bill becomes law. And unfortunately, the Obama Administration has shown little willingness to remove non-violent criminal aliens from the country.
Numbers USA’s Chris Chmielenski, with the best of intentions though obviously not an Arizonan, urges calls to John McCain’s D.C. office (202) 224-2235, advising us to tell the senate staffer to let McCain know that we’re disappointed in his support for S.2123 — the Criminal Justice Reform bill that would disproportionately benefit criminal illegals, and urge him to change his position on the bill.
This is the John McCain — contemptuous of conservative opinions — Arizonans know all too well, which is why elected state delegates at the annual Statutory GOP Meeting overwhelmingly voted to censure him in 2014. The following year, John McCain and Jeff Flake were both greeted by the delegates with boos and turned backs. Some attendees walked out.
Of “jump off the page” interest is the fact that the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary chaired by S. 2123 sponsor Sen. Chuck Grassley, is a veritable Who’s Who of John McCain and Jeff Flake’s notorious, amnesty pushing Gang of Eight cohorts, including Charles Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D -IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — along with the two Arizona Sens. McCain and Flake. Marco Rubio (R-FL) found his involvement in the amnesty scheme derailed his presidential aspirations.