Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Senator John McCain is a chameleon who changes his positions to the ever-changing political landscape. His only principle and conviction is his own political survival.
Senator "comprehensive immigration reform" in 2007 said he would vote against his own bill when he ran for president in 2008. By 2010 when he ran for reelection to the U.S. Senate, he was Senator "just complete the danged fence" (video below the fold).
Today, McCain just voted against himself from 2010. Senate rejects Thune amendment requiring 350 miles of border fencing:
[A]n amendment from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) would have prevented the
government from granting provisional immigrant status until the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has built 350 miles of Southern
border fencing. Another 350 miles of fencing would have to be
constructed before those with provisional legal status could apply for a
Thune's amendment needed 60 votes to pass. Republican
Gang of Eight Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John McCain (Ariz.), Marco
Rubio (Fla.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) voted against the border fence
amendment, while Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Mark Pryor
(Ark.) voted for it.
The Senate voted 39-54 on Tuesday to reject the Thune amendment.
McCain, a Gang of Eight member, said his colleagues who are so
concerned about border security should listen to those on the ground.
“I hope that my colleagues that are concerned about border security, that they will pay attention to what the head of border security is asking for,” McCain said, while urging a "no" vote on Thune’s amendment.
“Fencing is important — surveillance is more important.”
He must be talking about this guy: