Charade exposed as pre-election gambit
Almost a year ago to the day, we were treated to this political ad (shown below) featuring U.S. Reps. Martha McSally and David Schweikert — before McSally was appointed to the Senate following her stunning loss to radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema. McSally and Schweikert were resolute border security supporters — when it benefited them.
Now they each appear to be throwing in with the anti-Trump Dems. McSally has morphed into opposing the president’s calls for tariffs on Mexican imports which will be implemented beginning June 10 contingent on Mexico’s halting its aid to massive hordes of Central American illegals invading the USA. The incrementally increasing tariffs, preceded by a warning, will only be imposed if Mexico chooses to continue facilitating the invasion. Meandering McSally views tariffs as too harsh, as we noted in our weekend post,“Memo to McSally: Thrashing Trump is key to failure.”
And Congressman Schweikert? He’s now singing an off-key, one note tune. Appearing on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” Schweikert railed against President Trump’s tariff warning to Mexico and criticized the logic of “taxing” Americans to punish Mexico.
Schweikert said the tariff threat “doesn’t help” the prospect of passing the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement) “because it just creates more noise.” The USMC is the new NAFTA.
He repeated that while Mexico needs to secure its border, he doesn’t support “taxing” Americans. Schweikert, previously known as a numbers cruncher, misses the point that Americans are not taxed if they are not purchasing items from Mexico — which has enabled the illegal invasion, allowing hundreds of thousands of impoverished and uneducated Central Americans unimpeded passage to our border. As they caravan through Mexico, they purchase food and other necessities, aiding Mexico’s economy as they come to sap ours.
Schweikert concluded with a craven mixed message that if the threat is designed to get Mexico to take its border security responsibilities seriously, it’s a “powerful message,” but if it’s taxing Americans to punish Mexico, “I’m not sure that line of logic completely works.”
Mexican Economic Minister Graciela Marquez announced on Sunday she will meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington today. Mexico understands President Trump’s logic better than U.S. Rep. David Schweikert does.
For a memory refresher, this was McSally and Schweikert in campaign mode.