Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WATCH: Russell Pearce Left Alone To Defend SB1070 In Congress, "Very Disappointed" In Sen. Kyl

The Senate's subcommittee just concluded its hearing on Arizona's controversial SB1070 immigration enforcement bill, and former state Senator Russell Pearce was left alone to defend the law.  The only Senators to show up and question the panel were Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Durbin (D-IL).  The rest of the panel was dominated by anti-SB1070 forces, state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D), former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ), and Todd Landfried (Executive Director of Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform).

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl is on the subcommittee, but decided not to participate.  He could have appeared and provided some friendly or semi-friendly questioning to Pearce.  Pearce said he was "disappointed" by Kyl's decision.

Here is a link to the video:  http://cs.pn/IBfjp3

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