Via Irish Abroad:
One of the questioners asked McCain about Congressman Peter King, co-sponsor of the House bill that would also turn the undocumented into felons, and those who aid them.
King and McCain are long-time political allies; King was one of the first to lend support to McCain’s campaign for the presidency in 2000. The Long Island representative has been a steadfast supporter of all Irish issues during his time in Congress, but has parted ways when it comes to immigration reform.
“Peter is a fine man and a fine representative,” McCain said of King, who was elected chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee last year. “I think the people in this room ought to provide him with a better education on the matter.”
First half of this quote? The delusional McCain, the one who has replaced all sense of integrity with an unceasing drive to win the presidency. Second half? The Maverick we all know and love. Given his general leap to the far right, McCain's critique of Peter King is noteworthy. When it comes to immigration, McCain's guest-worker approach has its merits. Peter King's "I don't trust immigrants" attitude is beyond the pale, even for the newly right-wing McCain.
What's more, it's clear that radical-winger Peter King no longer speaks for the Irish people; A long time supporter of Irish immigrants, King is so afraid of "terrorists", (aka let's racially profile all Muslims at airports) that he's lumped all the benevolent immigrants, Irish included, into the "STAY OUT" group. No Irish Need Apply to Peter King's America.
More to come on King's xenophobia..