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Noted & Quoted: McCain Says No Immigration Reform Could Kill Republicans

August 02, 2013


In an interview with ABC/Yahoo News, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., shared a quick position on immigration reform with “The Fine Print.” McCain’s comment could be seen as a warning to the Republican Party as a whole.

“If we fail on immigration reform, it won’t matter who our nominee is because of the polarization of the Hispanic vote,” McCain said. “Now that’s not why I’m for immigration reform, but it certainly is one of the consequences of a failure.”

McCain remains hopeful that lawmakers will return to Capitol Hill following the August congressional recess “with at least a willingness to move forward” in retooling the nation’s immigration system.