APRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks before a crowd of over 3,500 people on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Phoenix.
McCain, a longtime supporter of comprehensive immigration reform as a member of the Senate’s Gang of Eight, noted his battles with the far right, “very extreme element” of his state’s party over the years on the issue. “Because what he did was he fired up the crazies”.
“It’s very bad”, McCain told the publication.
Reports indicate that following the censure McCain and his allies launched a political cleansing of the Arizona GOP leadership, ejecting one conservative Republican after another.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – In an article published this week, McCain says that Trump has tapped into “some anger” in the state over the conditions at the border.
And if McCain’s counting on the fact of Trump’s unpopularity to help him out, he should reconsider: At least among Republicans, that unpopularity is no longer a fact.
Cruz said Wednesday that he had met with Trump several times before they entered the race and that he’s friends with many of his 2016 rivals. “He’s really got them activated”.
But will McCain’s dissent wake anyone up, or will the crazies keep coming?
“We know how to secure the border, and rhetoric’s not going to do it”, Perry, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the second time, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room”. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. John McCain said in a recent interview.
The senator also said Trump’s big rally last weekend in Phoenix, Arizona, was supported by the “crazies” in his state.
“What Mr. Trump is offering is not conservatism, it is Trump-ism – a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense”, the former Texas governor said in a statement. In fact, if Trump wants to earn a little goodwill from some of his conservative critics, he should promise to campaign against McCain in the primary next year, replete with donations to his challenger. “This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me. Lindsey never backed away from it”.
“You know that old song from before you were born?” “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”.