- Jul 5, 2004
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Any of you really believe this McPain-in-the-neck?
McCain, who has supported comprehensive reform in the past but has shied away from it this year, said Congress should not consider reform until the border is secure. "The lesson is clear: We have to secure the border," he said.
Former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who is running against McCain, accused him of changing his position for political purposes. Hayworth has made border security and illegal-immigration enforcement the center of his opposition to McCain. "Arizonans have long desired, and long deserved, to have a secure southern border. McCain's effort today is born of political convenience - driven by his need for personal political gain," Hayworth said in a statement.
McCain, Kyl back bill, call for Guard on border