In his attempt to unseat Arizona’s senior senator, John McCain, in the Aug. 24GOPprimary, Hayworth said he will never take away McCain’s service and sacrifices he made during the Vietnam War, but it is time for the four-term senator to be replaced by a real conservative.
Referring to an old movie — “The 3 Faces of Eve” which was about a woman who had a number of personalities — the former 12-year congressman said there are at least two McCains.
Saying the senator is one thing for a while and then changes to be something else, especially now in touting conservative values, Hayworth said the electorate is wise enough not to fall for the trick.
True conservatives stand for the Constitution, Hayworth said as he held up a pamphlet copy of the document.
And what is facing the nation now are people who are willing to forgo the Constitution for political gain by refusing to adhere to one of the nation’s most precious founding writings, Hayworth said.
During his tenure as senator, McCain has ignored the Constitution by making deals that impinge on what the document stands for, Hayworth said.
This year’s Arizona senatorial race has many issues McCain must answer for, Hayworth said.
McCain has made alliances with liberal Democrats to the distaste of conservatives and now he is trying to separate himself from those earlier decisions, the opponent said.
The senator also supported the economic stimulus bill and its expenditure of billions of dollars to the detriment of the country, Hayworth said as part of his list of unconservative actions by Arizona’s senior U.S senator.
In response to a question about McCain’s attacks on him, including the fact Hayworth was defeated for re-election in 2006 by a Democrat, the primary candidate said the defeat was humbling.
But, he went on to say the defeat was in one of Arizona’s congressional district whereas McCain was defeated nationally in his presidential bid and before that lost to George W. Bush for theGOPpresidential nod in 2000.