Friday, March 18, 2011

WATCH: State Senator Rich Crandall On Voting Against Immigration Bills; Expects It To Come Back

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Yesterday, 10 of the 21 Republicans in the Arizona Senate voted against several anti-illegal immigration bills that had been pushed forward by Tea Party Senate President Russell Pearce, Sen. Ron Gould and others.  With all of the (nine) Senate Democrats also opposing, the bills - including the measures to re-define the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to prevent babies born in the U.S. from automatically becoming citizens - went down.  Howard Fischer filed this report, including a list of each Senator's vote.

Channel 12's Scott Light interviewed Sen. Rich Crandall - one of the Republicans who defied Pearce, after a report that included Pearce decrying the lack of "political courage".  Crandall noted that the 10 Republicans had voted for S.B. 1070 last year.

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