Oh this is just beautiful. Last week, Alex Isenstadt at Politico published an article about the Republican Congressional primary for Florida District 24, "GOP Rivals hit Miller over immigration," in which Craig Miller laughably attempted to claim he was strong on immigration, and his campaign manager even more laughably claimed that Miller's "record as a restauranteur on imposing immigration is flawless."
Those Miller fellas are hysterical. The campaign even had the audacity to point to Miller being a "fan" of the Facebook page for the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC as some sort of proof that Miller actually was tough on immigration. See my post from last week here.
Well, apparently, the fine folks at ALIPAC didn't take to kindly to Miller trying to use their group as a cover for his pro-amnesty past. They posted a link to the Politico article on their website with the title "Candidate uses ALIPAC Facebook page to Hide Amnesty Support"...
...and they also enthusiastically endorsed Karen Diebel, while issuing a scathing rebuke to Craig Miller:
August 9, 2010
CONTACT: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)
(866) 703-0864 WilliamG@alipac.us
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is endorsing Karen Diebel for Congress in Florida's GOP Primary in the 24th district in reaction to an article that recently appeared in Politico claiming Diebel's opponent Craig Miller had joined ALIPAC's Facebook page to appear tough on illegal immigration after originally supporting Amnesty for illegal aliens.
While ALIPAC encourages candidate, lawmakers, and concerned citizens who want to stop Comprehensive Reform Amnesty for illegal aliens to join the groups prolific Facebook page and email lists, Craig Miller's prior support for Amnesty would prevent him from ever being endorsed.
"Craig Miller is the kind of Amnesty supporting politician we don't want in DC and we don't want him using our popular Facebook page to hide his support for amnesty," said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "We are happy to endorse Karen Diebel because her positions are better aligned with the vast majority of American voters who favor immigration enforcement, instead of Comprehensive Amnesty."
As the head of the National Restaurant Association, a notorious open borders group intent upon exploiting cheap illegal labor, Craig Miller opposed immigration enforcement and border security legislation in Washington. Miller wrote an op-ed in 2006 published in the Miami Herald supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty, which also decried immigration enforcement by saying, “Clearly we can't fix our broken immigration laws simply by enforcing them more stringently”
Craig Miller has also admitted that he "probably yet inadvertently" hired illegal aliens to handle food for American diners, during his tenure as CEO of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, even though such workers have failed to go through the medical background checks required of legal immigrants to protect Americans from contagious diseases.
Karen Diebel has joined hundreds of other Federal candidates who have completed ALIPAC's 2010 candidate survey.
In her survey answers she has pledged to oppose any form of "Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal aliens, including Comprehensive Immigration Reform, which would turn millions of illegal immigrants into voters thus destroying future borders of America" Diebel has also indicated she supports Arizona's new immigration enforcement legislation, opposes welfare benefits for illegals, and supports fines for employers who hire illegals.
"Karen Diebel would work to have employers like Craig Miller fined for putting American jobs, wages, and health at risk with illegal immigrants," said William Gheen. "Craig Miller will go to congress pushing for Amnesty for illegals and employers like himself who hire them. We respectfully ask that Florida voters rebuke Mr. Miller and send Karen Diebel to Congress!"
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is one of America's largest grass roots organizations fighting against illegal immigration and for the enforcement of our existing immigration and border laws. Each election season, ALIPAC endorses candidates in every state. For more information about ALIPAC or to view the growing endorsements list for 2010, please visit www.alipac.us.
Link to the ALIPAC press release:
My post from last week:
Sunshine State Sarah | Craig Miller jokes about hiring illegal immigrants...and oh, yeah, he supported amnesty