Guarantee Of Secure Border, Congressional Accountability In Return For Amnesty Defeated In Senate… With GOP Help

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Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) proposed an immigration reform amendment that many of his peers in the Senate deemed pretty out there: It would have forced Congress to prove that existing border security measures were being enforced before granting amnesty to illegal aliens.

The Senator’s “Trust But Verify” amendment was defeated 61-37 by Democrats and a handful of RINOS and at least one RINO in training. GOP Senators voting against Paul’s amendment included Gang of Eight Senators John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) along with GOP Senators Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine) and Bob Corker (Tenn.).

The amendment would have called upon lawmakers to assess border security, finish a border fence in five years and establish protections against Federal efforts to require American citizens to carry national identification cards.

“Legalization or documentation of workers absolutely must depend on border security first,” Paul said. “I believe the American people should not rely on bureaucrats or a commission to implement border security.”

Paul also said he believes Congress must “institute border security, not the [Presidential] Administration.”

The Kentucky Senator said of the amendment’s defeat, “My amendment would have added real, verified border security, and made the promises of the bill’s authors credible to the American people. I hope Congress can produce immigration reform that actually solves the problems in our current system. Unfortunately, now, the Senate bill does not.”

He added, “I hope I am able to support a good bill, but it is now clear the House will have to lead the way.”

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  • TexRancher

    Anti-American TRAITORS!

  • loaf in

    Every rino that voted for this needs to be voted out NOW..SHAME ON THEM

  • Alfred Ferguson

    Apparently “GOP” now represents “Good Old Progressives”. To whom, now, should I send my political contributions?

    • Robert Peterson

      Rand Paul of course

    • 5alive5

      Don’t tell Dave that!! You’ll get a complete lecture. completely idiotic that is!!!!

    • Elevenarrows

      To the Constitution Party. I do not understand why Republicans complain that their party has lost its way and that there is no distinguishing between the two parties, yet they obstinately refuse to go over to the Constitution Party. It would not be a “third party” if all the discontented, disillusioned Republicans would get on board. If you aren’t willing to abandon the sinking ship that has betrayed America, don’t complain about the evil erosion of our Constitution.

  • FlyTyer2

    Everyone should write the names of these RINO’s into your little book of reminders and reference it prior to the next election. If any of them represent you and your state then vote them out of office.

    • IsThisAmerica

      I know I’m voting Mccain and Flake out. Flake is a turncoat liar just like Rubio was. Oh yes I believe this and this, get elected and then “Who are you again”? If I could put a disgusted angry face here I would. I’m sick of this worthless government. We need a 3rd party.

      • Rae

        Okay, you go after McCain and Flake. As for Rubio, I am going to work my tail off in Florida to get him out of office. I helped to put him there, I will worker even harder to get him out.

  • John Cherish

    I have already I live in Florida and Rubio will not be getting my vote when he runs again

  • 5alive5

    This amendment is the ONLY way I would even consider any kind of amnesty! Congressman Joyce R of Ohio said he supported this plan in a letter he sent to me so now I’m going to check his vote out on it. If he wants my vote, he BETTER votr the way of a TRUE CONSERVATIVE!

  • Alan

    It is time to make some sweeping changes of these damn republicrats. We are well on our way to becoming a third world ****hole thanks to them and the liberal crackpots.

  • glnman

    Just last night on Fox News Rubio was trumpeting about how some wonderful amendments were going to be introduced this morning to the bill that will secure the border etc etc. He didn’t mention this particular amendment by name but it does all that he was talking about and he voted it down. I will never again trust anything Rubio says.