Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., met Wednesday evening with Hispanic Republicans in Chicago.
In an Associated Press story about the meeting, one quote jumped out at me: “He’s one John McCain in front of white Republicans. And he’s a different John McCain in front of Hispanics,” Rosanna Pulido, a Latina who heads the Illinois Minuteman Project, told the AP. “He’s having his private meetings to rally Hispanics and to tell them what they want to hear,” she said. “I’m outraged that he would reach out to me as a Hispanic but not as a conservative.”
Pulido seemed to be in a rather interesting position to talk about McCain and immigration, so I gave her a call.
An advocate and escort for seniors professionally, Pulido told me that she’s one of the original Minutemen who stood on the border between Arizona and Mexico in 2005 and she’s also Illinois spokesperson for “You Don’t Speak For Me, American Hispanics Speaking Out On Illegal Immigration.”