John McCain: Circus Around Immigration Debate Sows Division and Hurts GOP
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) attacked Donald Trump this week and his campaign against illegal immigrant killers and rapists.
The Hill reported:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took a veiled shot at Donald Trump on Friday, saying that the “circus” surrounding Republican infighting on illegal immigration is hurting the party.
“The circus currently surrounding the debate over illegal immigration sows division within our country and damages the Republican Party,” McCain, the party’s presidential nominee in 2008, said in a statement.
He added that “if the Republican nominee for president does not support comprehensive immigration reform and border security policy, we have no chance of defeating Hillary Clinton and winning the White House in 2016.”
Though McCain didn’t mention Trump by name, his comments come after remarks on immigration by the businessman and long-shot Republican presidential contender sparked a media firestorm.
Top Republicans — including Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus — have rushed to do damage control, with Preibus reportedly asking Trump in a phone call to tone down his talk.
Trump has said that Mexico was sending “rapists” and other criminals to the United States.