Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales warned Thursday that Republicans' rhetoric on immigration could be a big liabilityin November, reports the Huffington Post.
"As a Republican, I am saying that the way Republicans have talked about this issue has been harmful to the party," Gonzales said at an American Bar Association panel. "The dialogue has been mean, and we find our party facing an uphill battle because of the way we talk about this issue, immigration."
Gonzales also disagreed with the focus of some GOP proposals:
"I worry about the future of this country in a post-9/11 world. We need to know who is in our country and why," he said. But, "I believe we don't need a $3,000 fence [sic]. It is a waste of money. I do agree we need a secure border, but we can do so without a fence."