McCAIN'S BIGGEST FLIP-FLOP EVER: NOW SAYS HE
"NEVER SUPPORTED AMNESTY"
Phoenix, AZ (June 23) - Incredibly, Sen. John McCain told The New York Times this week that "I never supported amnesty," prompting U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) to challenge McCain's ability to tell the truth.
"This is utterly amazing," Hayworth said. "This man has spent the last seven years calling for and pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens and now two months before the election he just stands up and lies to the people."
In 2003, McCain said in a Tucson news conference: "I think we can set up a program where amnesty is extended to a certain number of people who are eligible . . . amnesty has to be an important part because there are people who have lived in this country for 20, 30, or 40 years . . ."
The next year, he said "It is in our national interest to bring the 8 to 12 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and allow them an opportunity to become citizens of this great nation."
McCain went on to co-sponsor with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would have cost taxpayers $2.6 trillion in retirement benefits for illegal aliens who were given amnesty.
"Now he says he 'never supported amnesty,'" Hayworth said. "The once declared 'Straight Talk Express' has turned into the 'Double Talk Express;' and the once respected Senator from Arizona has revealed himself as just another politician who will say whatever it takes to be reelected, including lying about his long-standing position on one of the most important issues to Arizonans."