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Friday, Jun 8 2018

FLIP-FLOP: Martha McSally Scrubs Her Official Page of Evidence She Supported DACA

Jun 08, 2018

“Martha McSally’s taken her already blatant immigration flip-flop a step further — actually erasing evidence that she once supported a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “McSally’s political pandering is transparent and cynical. Even worse, in her rush to embrace a new right-wing persona to compete with her extreme primary opponents, McSally has harmed thousands of Dreamers.”

CNN: GOP Senate candidate Martha McSally’s office removes video of her praising DACA

By Nathan McDermott | June 7, 2018

  • Martha McSally “has removed from public view a video on YouTube of her defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.”
  • “A press release from her office in June 2017, before her Senate bid, highlighted McSally’s questioning of then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly about immigration and border issues at a House committee hearing.”
  • ‘These children were brought here at no fault of their own. In Arizona, there are 57,000 of them,’ McSally said in the release. ‘Uncertainty brings fear to my constituents in this position. Can you assure me that they will be protected?’
  • “The press release embedded a YouTube video of that interaction below a line that says, ‘to watch the exchange from the hearing, click below,’ but the YouTube video has since been made unavailable for viewing, meaning the video has been made private or deleted. Two other videos from the hearing also included in the press release, neither DACA-related, are still available and online.”
  • “Representatives of McSally’s office and her Senate campaign did not respond to CNN’s multiple requests for comment.”
  • In April 2017, McSally co-sponsored legislation that would provide legal status to some children of undocumented immigrants, but after deciding to run for senate in Arizona, she asked that she be removed as a co-sponsor last month.
  • She has since co-authored a more conservative bill which would not include a path to citizenship for DACA eligible immigrants and would also curb legal immigration numbers.”

Read the full story here.

Published: Jun 8, 2018

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