March 28, 2015

At the beginning of March, Scott Walker boldly flip-flopped on his stance towards immigration:

Walker: "I believe there's a way that you can do that. First and foremost, you've got to secure that border or none of these plans make any sense."

Wallace: "But it's a little bit slippery here. Back when you were the Milwaukee County Executive, you actually supported the Kennedy-McCain comprehensive immigration plan. Are you basically saying that as part of a comprehensive plan — tough enforcement, E-Verify — the 11 million people already here pay penalty, they get citizenship?"

Walker: No, I'm not talking about amnesty. And the reason for that is, over time —

Wallace: "But you said you supported it."

Walker: "And my view has changed. I'm flat-out saying it. Candidates can say that. Sometimes they don't. I'm saying my view has —

Wallace: "So you've changed from 2013?"

Walker: "Absolutely. I look at the problems we've experienced for the last few years. I've talked to governors on the border and others out there. I've talked to people all across America. And the concern I have is that we need to secure the border. We ultimately need to put in place a legal immigration system that works, and part of doing that is putting the onus on employers. Give them E-Verify and the tools to do that, but I don't think you do it through amnesty."

It now appears that he has done yet another flip-flop on the issue:

Just one day before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is set to tour the Texas-Mexico border with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the Wall Street Journal's Reid Epstein reports the governor indicated yet another shift in his immigration stance.


According to Epstein's report, Walker told New Hampshire Republicans at a private dinner that he would support allowing undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States and eventually become eligible for citizenship.

The article cites "three people present" at the dinner as confirmation of the governor's remarks.

Walker's inconsistency and complete turnarounds - depending on who he is talking to and what day of the week it is - is quickly becoming a sore spot with many conservatives who are questioning if they can trust Walker on any issue.

Walker's campaign spokeswoman, of course, denies the account and says that he has switched his position any more times than he has already switched it.

By now, I don't know that anyone can tell if it is true or not. Hell, I'm not even sure that Walker even knows where he stands on the issue anymore.

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