Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “has endorsed a tough Arizona anti-immigration bill that will let police arrest people who aren’t carrying identification, the latest move in McCain’s rightward shift in advance of a tough Republican Senate primary this summer,” Politico reports.
Not Maverick Any More is supporting a racial profiling bill that he’s not even sure is legal (at about :22):
So let’s recap: First he’s a maverick, then he isn’t. Then he shifts on immigration. Now he’s not sure he supports “all the details” of the legislation he advocates. He’s just for “the thrust” of the bill.
All while not answering a direct question with a direct answer.
Flanked by police officers at a town hall, McCain rejected fears that the bill will lead to racial profiling. [...]
Unlike her father, McCain’s daughter, Meghan, has a clear position on the law. In her Daily Beast column, the younger McCain writes, “I do not support the bill that was signed by Governor Jan Brewer. I believe it gives the state police a license to discriminate, and also, in many ways, violates the civil rights of Arizona residents. Simply put, I think it is a bad law that is missing the bigger picture of what is really going on with illegal immigration.”
Meghan can teach her father a thing or two about a thing or two. Now there’s someone who could probably beat J.D. Hayworth.