Meghan McCain Differs With Dad, Hates Arizona Law

Count Out Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, too
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2010 6:54 PM CDT
Meghan McCain Differs With Dad, Hates Arizona Law
Sen. John McCain and Meghan in a 2008 file photo.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

John McCain may think Arizona cops can enforce the immigration law without racial profiling, as he told CBS today, but daughter Meghan isn't so sure. Like her dad, she blames the federal government for not securing the border, but unlike him, she says this law is the wrong remedy. "I believe it gives the state police a license to discriminate, and also, in many ways, violates the civil rights of Arizona residents," she writes for the Daily Beast.

Other reaction today from notables on the right:

  • Jeb Bush: "It's difficult for me to imagine how you're going to enforce this law," he tells Politico. "It places a significant burden on local law enforcement and you have civil liberties issues that are significant as well."
  • Marco Rubio issued a statement sympathizing with Arizona's need to do something but expressing "concerns" that the law goes too far. “States certainly have the right to enact policies to protect their citizens," he adds, "but Arizona’s policy shows the difficulty and limitations of states trying to act piecemeal to solve what is a serious federal problem."
(More Arizona immigration law stories.)

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