Dick Armey, former Republican House Majority Leader and one of the national leaders of the Tea Party activists, had some surprising comments on immigration. From the Arizona Daily Star:
Republicans are alienating Hispanic voters with their rhetoric on the immigration issue, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey said Monday.
'These guys are trying to blow it,' Armey, a Texas Republican who now works closely with Tea Party activists, said at a National Press Club luncheon.
Armey, one of the creators of the 'Contract with America' that launched the 1994 Republican revolution, says the party needs to be more careful when it discusses immigration reform - which he strongly supports. Armey said the issue needs to be handled with 'sensitivity.'
Armey also called Tom Tancredo "destructive" and said the US government's dysfunctional immigration system is to blame for our current mess and not Hispanics.