John McCain Baffled by Controversy Over Illegal Immigrant Comments

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 21, 2011 9:07 AM
John McCain Baffled by Controversy Over Illegal Immigrant Comments

Sen. John McCain told me this morning that he’s “not sure what all this controversy is about” surrounding his claim that illegal immigrants caused some of the wildfires raging across eastern Arizona.

McCain said the issue of possible immigrant involvement was first raised at a press conference over the weekend, and that his response was based on a briefing he received from a Forest Service official.

Cochise Co. “Sheriff Larry Dever will tell you that the Monument Fire was started when the park, the forest was closed. So anyone who was in there is illegal,” McCain told me.