Statement by McCain, Kyl, Flake & Gosar on Arizona Wildfires


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2011

Joint Statement by Senators John McCain, Jon Kyl and Congressmen Jeff Flake and Paul Gosar

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ), and Congressmen Jeff Flake (AZ-06) and Paul Gosar (AZ-01) today released the following statement regarding the Arizona wildfires:

“Arizona is currently facing the worst wildfire season in its history. After touring the devastation in eastern Arizona, we would like to express our gratitude to the brave firefighters, first responders, and public lands personnel who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to preserve communities, homes, and our natural habitats.

“During our tour of the damaged areas caused by the Wallow Fire on Saturday, we were briefed by senior Forest Service officials, one of whom informed us that some wildfires in Arizona (across our southern border) are regrettably caused by drug smugglers and illegal immigrants. This statement is consistent with what we’ve been hearing for years, as well as testimony by the Forest Service and media reports dating back as far as 2006.

“While Arizonans continue to face the enormous challenges related to these wildfires, it’s unfortunate that some are inserting their political agenda into this tragedy.”

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Comments

  1. Oberserve says:

    While they have voted for the Arizona National Guard to be deployed “protecting’ Iraq and Afghanistan, Arizona burns, literally.

    These 3 guys have betrayed ARizona.

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    “During our tour of the damaged areas caused by the Wallow Fire on Saturday, we were briefed by senior Forest Service officials, one of whom informed us that some wildfires in Arizona (across our southern border) are regrettably caused by drug smugglers and illegal immigrants. This statement is consistent with what we’ve been hearing for years, as well as testimony by the Forest Service and media reports dating back as far as 2006″
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    Sooo. McCain and Kyl have been hearing for years….Horseshoe II fire’s still charring away. The New York Times ran down to do a big article on it last week – not because of the loss to ranchers and communities, but because a Buddhist retreat is in danger of being fried. Not a syllable as to how the fire started.

    So, Goser is the only one who seems active on this. He’s not part of the group who’ve “heard for years.” He’s new.

    The standing around with hands in the pockets pose is NOT a great photo, senators.

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