Turns out Ann Kirkpatrick was right when she said that McCain’s message on immigration “depends on who he’s talking to.”
On Sunday, he said that he would work best with Donald Trump on immigration, despite the fact that the GOP nominee has called Mexican immigrants “rapists,” has promised to end DACA, and is in favor of mass deportation.
But today, the Washington Post reported that McCain is portraying his immigration record one way in English, and then another in Spanish on his campaign websites. Specifically:
McCain’s English-language site highlights his stance on “Homeland Security and Immigration Reform,” while the Spanish-language site features McCain’s position on “Inmigracion.”
In English, McCain touts his work to reform the U.S. Border Patrol and to pass laws that “would address the crisis of unaccompanied children coming across Arizona’s border with Mexico.” But in Spanish, there’s no reference to border security or dealing with unaccompanied minors.
There’s no doubt about it: After more than three decades in Washington, John McCain has become just another run-of-the-mill politician who’s talking out of both sides of his mouth.