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Senator McCain now says border soldiers should be armed

Sunday, May 30, 2010 7:05
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(Flip flop he also claims he didn’t want Amnesty too)

TUCSON, AZ (KGUN – TV) -  Arizona Senator John McCain now says soldiers sent to the border should be armed. This revelation comes one day after Senate democrats shot down McCain’s border plan to send 6,000 soldiers to the border.

At a town hall meeting in Tucson, McCain first told 60 of his supporters in attendance that President Obama’s plan to send 1,200 soldiers would not work because the soldiers would only be assigned to “desk jobs.”

Following the town hall Nine On Your Side’s Steve Nunez asked the senator if those soldiers should be armed. McCain paused, thought about it, and then said, ”Yea.”

It’s exactly what Jose Monrreal wanted to hear. The former army soldier and 7th generation Mexican-American also supports Arizona’s immigration law and McCain’s border action plan to send 6,000 soldiers to the border.

Monrreal says he attended the town hall so his voice would be heard. We gave him a chance to do so and asked him why he feels no one is listening. Monrreal first pointed blame at the media and then at government. He then told Nunez he’d really like to represent the Hispanics who do favor SB-1070. Monrreal said, “What I would like to see is the Hispanics who are for this law actually come out and say this is the law and this is the way we are supposed to follow it as American’s. We’re American’s first.”

Throughout the hour long town hall McCain mostly focused on border issues and promoted his security plan even though senate democrats killed it on Friday.

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