Franks Skips Border Security Event With Flake, McCain
Sean Sullivan wrote today on Rep. Jeff Flake's (R-Ariz.) effort to emulate Sen. John McCain's political strategy by backing away from comprehensive immigration reform as he faces the likelihood of a primary challenge from the right.
It's no coincidence, then, that Flake is appearing alongside McCain and nearly all of the state's Republican Congressional delegation today at an event in Tucson, Arizona designed to propose solutions on how to best seal the border.
But perhaps most noteworthy is the fact that Rep. Trent Franks (R) who is considering challenging Flake in the Republican Senate primary, is the only Arizona Republican congressman who won't attend.
A McCain spokesperson said that Franks was invited, but turned down the opportunity to join his congressional colleagues for the border security event.