It’s Kevin McCArthy’s Time to Ride California-Style
New House Majority Leader can no longer run away from the issue most Californians care about: immigration reform
Los Angeles, CA – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) called the election on Thursday of Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as the new House Majority Leader a not-to-be-missed opportunity for California and the GOP as it relates to action on immigration reform.
The following are statements for Angelica Salas, CHIRLA executive director:
“Mr. McCarthy is the newly-minted House Majority Leader, but above all, he’s a Californian. As the people’s representative from the state with the largest immigrant community, Mr. McCarthy can no longer run away from acting on policies such as immigration reform that are certain to bring great benefits our state and our nation.
As a member of a party in urgent need of redemption in California, Mr. McCarthy must lead with the full understanding that inaction on immigration reform will further damage his own credibility and any Republican chances of winning immigrant and Latino voters in the foreseeable future. The status quo of pushing the can down the road will only lead Mr. McCarthy and the GOP the Cantor Way in the Golden State.
Mr. McCarthy has been handed a golden opportunity he must not waste. He can help rebuild the GOP brand or he can tear down the house he is now charged with re-building.”