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Gang of Eight Members Vote Against Amendment Securing Borders Before Amnesty

LustForLife Wrote: May 11, 2013 6:32 PM
I once admired Congressman Flake when he fought against the Republican leadership on earmarks. Now, whether he is pandering to illegals in Arizona or he's been in Washington so long that he has been co-opted by big government progressives, he is no longer a conservative, and is no longer someone we can trust.

An amendment submitted by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley requiring the security of the Nation's borders before granting amnesty to more than 11 million illegal immigrants, has been voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee 6-12. Every Democrat on the Committee voted against the amendment.

The amendment:

Purpose:  To prohibit the granting of registered provisional immigrant status until the Secretary has maintained effective control of the borders for 6 months and to apply border security strategies to all border sectors.

Gang of Eight Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham sit on the Committee and...