Senator Mel Martinez, one of the few Republican Senators who had it right on immigration, announced that he would not return to the U.S. Senate after the August recess.
The Senator has long been an advocate of coming up with sensible, practical and fair solutions to fixing our broken immigration system. He has also long been voicing the same message that McCain recently got credit for voicing — in short: to quit alienating the Hispanic population.
During NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mel Martinez was quoted as saying:
“…there were voices within our party, frankly, which if they continue with that kind of rhetoric, anti-Hispanic rhetoric, that so much of it was heard, we’re going to be relegated to minority status.”