“There is substantial evidence that some of these fires have been caused by people who have crossed our border illegally.” – John McCain
The Wallow Fire, as you likely know by now, is now the largest in Arizona history, having ravaged over 500,000 acres. The cause is believed to have been an “escaped campfire.”
“The facts are clear. For years, federal, state and local officials have stated that smugglers and illegal immigrants have caused fires on our southern border,” said Brooke Buchanan, Senator McCain’s communications director. “During the press conference on Saturday, Senator McCain was referring to fires on the Arizona/Mexico border, not the Wallow Fire.”
Sen. McCain has reduced himself over the years to a crazy person yelling at shadows appearing in his own mind. It’s hard to recognize the man he once was in 2000.
“The degree of irresponsible political pandering by Sen. McCain has no limits. With the lack of evidence, he might as well also blame aliens from outer space for the fires.” – Angelo Falcon, the president of the National Institute for Latino Policy, CNN