Opinion: Social media wrap: Brewer, Issa, Thompson and others react to Arizona immigration law


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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.): my reaction to the court ruling on the #Arizona #immigration law


Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: According to the Supremacy Clause of our constitution, immigration is a federal issue. Today’s decision is the right one ... The court decision to enjoin the worst parts of AZ’s SB 1070 reaffirms Americans’ most basic constitutional rights.

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.): Disappointed in this ruling today – our immigration laws need to be strengthened, not weakened.

Michigan Atty. Gen. Mike Cox: Today a fed judge enjoined AZ immigration law from taking effect. We will assist Gov Brewer’s appeal to allow AZ to protects its citizens

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: This is no longer a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It’s a government of the government, by the government and for the government.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer: The fight is far from over. Arizona will prevail in its right to protect our citizens. Read my statement:]

Rep. Bill Shuster (R. Pa.): ‘Very disappointed by the AZ immigration ruling. Yet another reason Congress must act to secure our borders.’ #tcot...

California Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista): ‘FED JUDGE BLOCKS KEY PARTS OF ARIZONA’S IMMIGRATION LAW-ISSA WANTS YOUR THOUGHTS: what do you think about this? Rep. Issa is going on MSNBC NOW to discuss and we’ll share the video as soon as we can. In the mean time, fire away with those comments!’


Mark Neumann, candidate for Wisconsin governor: ‘The battle for the 10th Amendment begins. Mark Neumann believes the states, under the 10th Amendment of the Constitution, have a responsibility and the authority to address illegal immigration.’

President Barack Obama: ‘It’s important for members of both parties to come together and speak frankly about the challenges we face and to work through areas where we don’t agree—and hopefully find some areas where we do.’

Judge Ted Poe (Texas): ‘On with South Carolina’s “Rocky D” NOW talking about Arizona ruling’:

Fred Thompson (former Tennessee senator): ‘Union members take bus from L.A. to AZ for immig law protest. Wonder if illegal aliens will take their jobs while they’re gone?’ #ftrs #tcot

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.): ‘AZ law overturned!! Immigration is federal responsibility!No more excuses, American ppl demand Congress PASS IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW’

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.): ‘Once again the federal government has overstepped its power and intruded on states’ rights.’


California Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona): ‘I disagree w/ the federal court judge who stopped part of the AZ law 2day that makes it a crime for immigrants to be in the state illegally.’

California Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose): ‘Judge puts hold on controversial parts of AZ#immigration law. Yet another indication that patchwork state laws cannot replace federal #CIR.’

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.): ‘Just got news that a federal judge blocked key provisions of Arizona’s new illegal immigration law. I recently introduced legislation to stop Obama’s efforts to sue AZ over their new immigration law, but Harry Reid blocked our legislation. I strongly support the new AZ immigration law. My opponent, Melancon, voted to prevent Louisiana law enforcement from arresting or detaining illegals, like the AZ law.’

Fred Thompson: ‘Report: despite boycotts, AZ tourism INCREASED. If we can get Holder to sue other 49 states, this recession is OVER!’ #ftrs #tcot

-- Craig Howie

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