John McCain Blames Arizona Wildfires on Undocumented Immigrants
06/20/2011 - 13:15 ||
Senator John McCain created a firestorm over the weekend when he blamed the out-of-control wildfires in Arizona on undocumented immigrants.
When asked how to explain and fix the wildfires, McCain injected the polarizing issue of immigration into the wildfire crisis.
"We are concerned about, particularly areas down on the border, where there is substantial evidence that some of these fires were caused by people who have crossed our border illegally," he said a press conference over the weekend.
"They have set fires because they want to signal others; they have set fires to keep warm; and they have set fires in order to divert law enforcement, agents and agencies from them," he added. "So the answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border."