More senate gymnastics on immigration bill
POSTED: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 4:54pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 11:25am
Tyler, TX (KETK) — There was more political gymnastics today when it come to the Senate immigration bill.
John Cornyn's 90 percent "Retention at the Border" amendment got shot down.
Democrats want to try and have 90 percent capture while Conservatives want a firm 90 percent capture before they vote for anything else.
The slippery one, Marco Rubio, has now decided to team with Cornyn and says he will vote against the bill.
I called John Cornyn's office on Wednesday and asked if he was was going to vote for the bill.
I was told no.
Today, I called and asked was Cornyn going to vote against the bill and they told me, "It looks that way."
It looks that way? They don't know?
In fairness, they finally sent this:
"Sen. Cornyn is re-filing his amendments into separate amendments in an attempt to improve the bill. He has previously said if his amendments are not accepted, he will not vote for the bill."
House Speaker John Boehner says he won't bring the bill forth unless he has the votes to pass it.
Tyler representative, Louie Gohmert, basically said on Wednesday, he still thinks Boehner could pull a stunt to get it through the House.
To me, Ted Cruz is the only one making sense when he said this Wednesday:
"In 1986 the federal government made a promise to the American people. The federal government said we will grant amnesty to some three-million people here illegally. In exchange, we will secure the borders. We will stop illegal immigration, we will fix the problem. The American people accepted that offer. What happened in 1986 was the amnesty happened, three million people received it, and yet the border security never did."
It's like when Reagan agreed for all those tax cuts back then.
The Democrats got their increases, he never got the cuts.
This bill is not very well thought out.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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