Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Friday that the addition of a new border security amendment to the immigration reform bill proposed in the Senate should assuage anyone with misgivings about a path to citizenship.
If the border security amendment offered by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) isn't sufficient for some lawmakers, McCain argued, then "border security is not their reason for opposing a path to citizenship." The Arizona Republican even said that the amendment includes more recommendations than he'd have preferred.
"I give great credit to Sen. Corker and Sen. Hoeven for the work that they've done, and I think that this legislation should reassure anyone who is concerned about a lack of security on the border," McCain said during an appearance on Fox News. "Is it more than I would have recommended? Honestly, yes. But we've got to give people confidence. And by the way, if there's anyone who still will argue that the border's not secure after this, then border security is not their reason for opposing a path to citizenship for the people who are in this country illegally."