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Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain defended his state’s tough immigration law and blasted New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer for grandstanding on the issue Tuesday.
“Well my position is it is a classic Schumer grandstanding use of his subcommittee,” McCain said when asked by a reporter outside his party’s policy lunch in the Capitol about Schumer’s subcommittee hearing earlier in the day on Arizona’s 2010 immigration law, SB 1070.
Schumer is chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on immigration, refugees and border security. Other than Schumer, only one other senator on the 11-member subcommittee — Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin — reportedly showed up to Tuesday’s hearing.
“I agree with [former Kansas] Sen. [Bob] Dole who once said the most dangerous place in Washington to be is between Sen. Schumer and a television camera,” McCain added. “Of course, he never consulted me or [Arizona] Sen. [Jon] Kyl,” he joked, presumably referring to the Arizona Senate delegation’s frequent media appearances.
McCain then defended his state’s tough immigration law, which is being challenged by the Obama administration in a hearing before the Supreme Court Wednesday…
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