ONCE WORTH THE FIGHTING FOR;
NOW WORTH THE LYING FOR
Phoenix, AZ (JULY 17) - Sen. John McCain looked the people of Arizona in the eye during last night's televised debate and lied when he said "And by the way I never supported amnesty."
"In his book Worth The Fighting For, John said that he was faced with a tough choice during his 2000 bid for the Presidency," said U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ). "John, in his own words, decided lying was the best way out of a difficult situation. He made the same decision when faced with his continuing support for amnesty last night."
In McCain's book, he wrote: "I didn't want to do this. But I could tell from the desperate looks of my staff that we had an enormous problem. And that it could come down to lying or losing. I chose lying."
On December 15, 2000, McCain entered a statement into the Congressional record that said: "In particular, this bill makes meaningful but insufficient progress on amnesty for those wrongly denied it, and does not address legitimate concerns about Central American refugee parity."
On May 29, 2003, the Tucson Citizen quoted McCain saying: "Amnesty has to be an important part because there are people who have lived in this country for 20, 30 or 40 years, who have raised children here and pay taxes here and are not citizens."
He sponsored not once, but twice the McCain-Kennedy amnesty legislation that would cost American taxpayers $2.6 trillion in retirement benefits alone for illegal aliens who are granted amnesty.
And as late as April 10 of this year, his office was sending out letters that stated: "Considering our national interest in identifying these individuals (illegal aliens) and our inability to round up and deport all of them, we must provide these individuals with incentives to come forward, complete security background checks, pay any owed taxes and stiff penalties for breaking the law, learn to speak English, and regularize their status."
Hayworth said "regularize" is just McCain's latest code word for amnesty.
"First it was amnesty, and then it was comprehensive immigration reform, now a new one - regularize," he said. "But it is all the same amnesty pure and simple.
"John lied last night. Arizona deserves a Senator the people can trust," Hayworth said.