Sen. Marco Rubio Sides with Democrats
A group of renegade Republican lawmakers has put our national sovereignty in jeopardy by voting to end cloture on a controversial amnesty bill that no one had a chance to read.
The Senate voted 67-27 to advance an amendment that was only submitted late last week. Critics complained that the Senate was voting on the 119-page proposal before having a chance to analyze it.
“This is exactly what happened with ObamaCare,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., one of the most vocal critics of the bill. He warned the chamber was voting on a bill “no one has read.”
Sessions said the Gang of Eight and their supporters revealed their true tactics Mondaynight by shutting down debate and blocking amendments to the 1,200-page bill.
“It was anything but the open and fair process that they had promised,” he said.
Fifteen Republicans voted in favor of it.
They include: Lamar Alexander, Kelly Ayotte, Jeffrey Chiesa, Susan Collins, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch, Dean Heller, John Hoeven, Mark Kirk, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, Marco Rubio, and Roger Wicker.
“This legislation is a crushing blow to the working people of this country, a surrender to illegality, and a capitulation to special interests over the interests of the citizens we pledged to represent,” Sessions said.
The bill grants amnesty first — with no guarantees of securing the border. Some critics warned the surge of illegals will lead to lower wages and higher unemployment.
Sadly, it appears the Republican Party is putting politics ahead of what’s good for the country. Some members of the Gang of Eight seem to believe the amnesty plan is the only way to ensure Hispanics will join the Grand Old Party. Good luck with that.
What’s next — sending Sen. Marco Rubio to the Rio Grande to personally welcome the illegals with a voter registration card and a fruit basket?
Sen. Rubio’s actions have been the most disappointing. A once favored son of the Tea Party has turned his back on his constituents. And now those who once counted Florida’s junior senator as a friend are using words like betrayal and deceived.
Over the coming days I’m sure you will hear a lot of rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats. But the choice facing our lawmakers is clear. They can either side with the illegal aliens — or they can side with Americans.
It’s time to decide.
Click here to read the amnesty bill the Gang of 8 don’t want you to see: http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/