Published On: Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013

John McCain battles Townhall question on immigration, says they ‘mow our lawns’ ‘care for our babies’ and calls one man a jerk

A town hall meeting with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., showed just how difficult compromise over immigration reform can be.

At the Tuesday meeting in Sun Lakes, Arizona, McCain faced frustrated constituents who questioned the lawmaker’s bipartisan approach to immigration reform.

Arizona Nightly News captured one especially testy back-and-forth between McCain and resident Kevin Smith, who accused the senator of giving benefits to illegal immigrants and of failing to build a border fence.

“Cut off their welfare and all their stuff, and they’ll go back,” Smith said.

“Where’s the fence?” he added.

“You’re not telling these people the truth,” McCain said. [Immigrants] mow our lawns, they care for our babies.”

Arizona protesters 2010 photo/Chzz via wikimedia commons

Arizona protesters 2010 photo/Chzz via wikimedia commons

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