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Senator John McCain -- given that a back up now after critics -- the Arizona senator for saying that illegal immigrants.
Are to blame for some of the wildfires raging in his state.
McCain telling Fox News there is substantial evidence linking to fires.
To illegals here is what he said.
In part I am puzzled.
By the controversy I mean it's well known I did not say that the wall of fire which was caused by.
People who -- illegally I just had some of these fires and that's been.
-- page document itself I still I'm not clear what that this is all about except for.
Activists who somehow want everybody to believe that our borders secured which it is not well.
Now local sheriff who works along the border has come out supporting John McCain.
Coach he's -- share -- -- with me now is sheriff good morning to you.
It certainly -- you you are welcome explain this now is there proof that illegals help start these fires.
Let me let me just tell you what these specs are on the ground.
Our starter -- -- years -- -- border.
Where the construct -- border spent sentences that -- but now the art.
It spurred national park -- -- pose for several days.
Prior Burton aspire.
-- -- what close journal trails or easier access road weary somebody -- camping.
-- Forrest was also told that the -- -- Bottom line -- there was nobody in the art would of been there legally to rental vehicles nothing.
-- -- -- Intensity.
Drug trafficking and human smuggling area we -- -- They hang out -- -- -- -- -- -- buyers.
They'd like warming fires that gives in and night.
And sometimes cigarettes -- Regarding -- dirt there's nothing to indicate there's any other cars in the highest probability.
Is that they're they're -- others.
-- you remain suspicious based on that answer then and and said and you said you could have done a much better job earlier.
And you accept responsibility for that meaning -- Well.
I think I I think in terms of art communication to the public is what I think we have been better earlier in terms of mitigating order -- preventing this fire erupts or -- don't know -- that -- alliance not.
In his -- aria at parties intensity or graphic being in public area.
-- have problems solved and reporters here.
We're gonna be living longer just continued threat.
-- sheriff one more thing it has it been proven that this fire was caused by man.
We just wish this -- or was -- a random campfire.
It took -- and close fire -- -- -- random campfire signal fire very cigarettes flown by his smuggling group.
Or -- there's -- -- to note this.
-- -- good luck to you okay -- -- you're dealing with a lot down there Larry Deaver thanks for coming on coach he's county sheriff there.
Along the New Mexico border with Arizona thank you -- have.
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