Former Democratic U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini -- who's currently on the Arizona Board of Regents -- has been added to the roster of witnesses for next week's Senate immigration subcommittee hearing on Arizona's Senate Bill 1070.
New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, the chair of that subcommittee, initially tried to peg Governor Jan Brewer for the hearing, but had to resort to recalled Senate President Russell Pearce as a replacement after the governor refused.
Schumer's office announced yesterday that Democratic state Senator Steve Gallardo will also be testifying
Schumer didn't add much commentary in his office's announcement on the addition of DeConcini, aside from that the ex-Senator publicly called for a repeal of 1070.
Still, DeConcini -- who turns 75 years old next month -- isn't exactly the same breed of lefty Gallardo is. More »