Skip to comments.Brownback rescinds immigration bill support
Posted on 04/26/2007 5:58:39 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Sam Brownback said yesterday he no longer supports the immigration overhaul bill that he helped pass in the Senate.
"I would not vote for the same bill," Mr. Brownback told reporters yesterday morning, saying that after the bill passed the Senate he had a chance to study its effects and decided it led to too much immigration.
It's a major reversal for a man who is listed as one of seven original sponsors of the bill, along with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, who spearheaded the bill...
He said the bill would lead to too much "chain migration," allowing immigrants to sponsor family members to join them in the United States. Mr. Brownback said he supports sponsorship of spouses and children, but that thinks siblings should be excluded.
The immigration issue has Republicans spinning, particularly those running for president, as they try to match their rhetoric to the beliefs of conservative primary voters.
It's a particularly difficult issue for Mr. Brownback and Mr. McCain, who have been asked repeatedly about their positions on the campaign trail and who have distanced themselves from their own bill...
Mr. Brownback refused to take a position on whether to rescind "birthright citizenship," which allows automatic citizenship to children born in the United States, even if their parents are illegal aliens.
Mr. Brownback said he is not willing to say whether he supports rescinding what he calls the "anchor baby proposal" because he thinks it is protected by the Constitution and can't be changed by law. Still, he acknowledged "a fudge" on the issue, saying he would still look at proposals...
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I liked Sam a whole lot better when he wasn’t running for president.
Brownback has no chance to begin with. His poll numbers show this conclusively.
Interesting he decided that repudiating his position on AMNESTY is the best move politically.
Finally, it seems the GOP is waking up to what actually caused them to lose last fall.
Doing the Kansas two-step.
Vote for THE most soild conservative, who never has to backpedal. Duncan Hunter.
“I would not vote for the same bill,” Mr. Brownback told reporters yesterday morning, saying that after the bill passed the Senate he had a chance to study its effects and decided it led to too much immigration.
That and he decided to run for Prez. hahaha
Well Dang!!! Sam...Maybe there is hope after all...
My guess is that his poll numbers for re-election to the senate are the problem.
“My guess is that his poll numbers for re-election to the senate are the problem.”
Hmmmm. Being in Ohio, I don’t have a take on that. Thanks, food for thought.
Another member of camp wishy-washy.
Wonder if visits from the grassroots American citizens of “Hold their Feet to the Fire” made a difference...
Good for you, folks...
Hmmmm. So in summary, he just started listening to his own state’s voters, huh?
Sucks to be him, then.
Look what happened to Mike DeRino (Rino-OH) when he didn't listen to his voters.
“Look what happened to Mike DeRino (Rino-OH) when he didn’t listen to his voters.”
I did everything I could to get Mikey fired here. Did you know he’s McCain’s Ohio campaign coordinator?
Birds of a feather....
One can bet when the polling data came in on the border issue, Brownback began backpedaling. The Democrats will not change their stance on this issue because of the far left fridge that finances them, but Brownback knows that he has hurt himself with the GOP as well as the Conservatives.
This is good. One down, and for Fred to announce.
After the bill passes is no time to study the effects, Sam. Sheesh.
Something smells bad in Arkansas...is it that flipflop bird
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