Wednesday, June 27, 2007

AP: National Group Takes Aim At McConnell On Immigration

It will be interesting to see what Mitch McConnell does over the next week. He has been a longtime supporter of amnesty dating back to his 1986 vote, but one has to wonder if the Louisville Liberal will try and confuse conservatives by helping push amendments and voting against the final bill once he helps ensure it will pass. The AP reports:

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is drawing criticism back in a television ad being run by a national group. McConnell helped revive an immigration bill this week.

NumbersUSA favors restricting immigration. The group accuses McConnell of joining liberal icon Ted Kennedy in strong-arming senators to support amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.

The group's ad says illegal immigrants have taken jobs from American workers, and says the legislation won't stop future illegal immigration. The ad started airing Tuesday in Kentucky.