Brownlee – Cuccinelli Illegal Immigration Scrum
Speaking of illegal immigration, John Bronwlee has scored the endorsement of Tom Tancredo, putting Brownlee at the head of the pack on combatting illegal immigration.
At a recent candidate forum Ken Cuccinelli said he was against the E-Verify system because it contains too many errors. Cuccinelli fans have been trying to paint Brownlee as being for an “unfunded government mandate” because he is for this easy tool for screening job applicants for immigration status (see this post at Bearing Drift). Now there are dueling first hand accounts of what was actually said at the forum in the latest Cuccinelli and Brownlee newsletters (provided as comments 1 & 2), with Brownlee producing multiple eye witnesses to Cuccinelli’s one. Unfortunately taping was not allowed. As Ric James points out, there’s a credibility issue here – one of them is right and one is wrong about what transpired.
E-Verify is a must. And it will certainly pay for itself in the long run. Cuccinelli seems to be siding with big business and the Club For Growth rather than the citizens on this issue. Kind of like Cuccinelli’s opposition to price gouging controls in times of disaster, which he and his supporters tried to criticize John Brownlee for supporting (brought up by Jason Kenney in the post referenced above). In this day and age of big business excesses, Cuccinelli’s positions may win him the backing of the Club For Growth types but will cost him dearly with the average voter. This will not help him in November should he get the nomination, and is another reason he should not be the GOP nominee.