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Gang of 8 Republicans Reject Senate Conservatives' Request for Immigration Proposal Briefing
breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-9-2013 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 04/09/2013 10:58:30 AM PDT by servo1969

The Republican members of the bipartisan Senate “Gang of Eight” have passed the deadline for Senate Judiciary Committee ranking GOP member Sen. Chuck Grassley’s request for a briefing on their coming immigration reform bill.

Last week, Grassley (R-IA) and his conservative committee colleagues Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote to “Gang of Eight” senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), asking them to champion a transparent immigration reform process complete with thorough hearings examining each facet of any legislation those “Gang” Republicans and their Democratic counterparts develop.

“Because the president has failed to lead on this matter, your group has secretly met for months and not consulted with members of this Committee about major changes to our nation’s immigration laws,” Grassley and his colleagues wrote. “The time for transparency has come. Given the Majority’s rushed timetable, we believe it is time for you to discuss the status of your negotiations, disclose what concessions have been made, and provide details to members of the Judiciary Committee as well as the entire Republican Caucus.”

In the letter that Grassley organized, he and his fellow Judiciary Committee conservatives asked for a briefing from the Gang GOP by the close of business on Monday April 8. "[W]e ask that your staff be made available to Republican Committee staff no later than the close of business on Monday, April 8,” Grassley and the Senate Judiciary conservatives wrote. “We also request that you personally discuss your group's proposal with the entire caucus early next week so that all members can raise concerns and questions before the deal is finalized."

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“The request for a staff briefing by today was declined,” the aide said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alien; aliens; cruz; flake; gang; gangof8; graham; grassley; illegal; immigration; lee; mccain; proposal; rubio; sessions
You know that feeling you get when you're about to be f* over? Yeah, I have that right now.
1 posted on 04/09/2013 10:58:30 AM PDT by servo1969
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2 posted on 04/09/2013 11:03:13 AM PDT by onyx
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To: servo1969

Thank You SARAH for screwing us over with MacPain AGAIN!


3 posted on 04/09/2013 11:03:14 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: servo1969

CRUZ, RUBIO. Dead to me wrt any future vote for anything!


4 posted on 04/09/2013 11:03:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: servo1969

That’s it, those guys, including Rubio MUST GO home!


5 posted on 04/09/2013 11:03:40 AM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: servo1969

Then there should not be a single unanimous consent from today till the end of the congress. Read every bill, every amendment, roll call votes on literally everything. They don’t have time for committee meetings, public markups, open debate and amendments votes, then they’ll just have to deal with an extended reading of the bill they won’t let anybody see.


6 posted on 04/09/2013 11:04:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: servo1969

Well we know that McCain and Graham are easily bamboozled by fast-talking Democrats.

So I hope that Flake and Rubio are not just as gullible.

I think Republicans need to learn that “negotiating” in secret is never, but NEVER, to America’s advantage.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 11:05:08 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: Gaffer
Cruz isn't in the "gang of eight" but is in the conservative group demanding information.

As I understand it, Cruz is on opposite sides of Rubio and not in favor of anything that those people are trying to do.

8 posted on 04/09/2013 11:06:08 AM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: servo1969
F the Gang of Eight.

Every. single. one.

Including that equivocating, I-want-it-both-ways putz Marco Rubio.

9 posted on 04/09/2013 11:06:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Gaffer

Why Cruz? He’s one of the senators asking to be briefed, not a gang (of 8) member.


10 posted on 04/09/2013 11:06:19 AM PDT by MortMan (Disarming the sheep only emboldens the wolves.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Thank You SARAH for screwing us over with MacPain AGAIN!

Hunhhh? How does it get to be her fault. May as well blame it on Bush.

11 posted on 04/09/2013 11:06:55 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: US Navy Vet

Sarah is not solely responsible for electing McLame.

She does not have a mean bone in her body and when asked to support him (I doubt she offerred) she paid her respects for him selecting her as his running mate- we wold hardly have known about her otherwise.

But I wish should would have given less of an endoursment- sort of like Reagan gave to VP George “Bousch” when he endorsed him, damning him with faint praise, I thought.


12 posted on 04/09/2013 11:07:40 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: servo1969

It would do Cruz and Rubio well to stay away from Graham and McCain. No good can come from anything those two grifters are involved in.

Cruz and Rubio should know that Conservatives do not mix with RINOs. McCain and Graham want an end to conservatives in the Senate. I expected better from Rubio and Cruz.


13 posted on 04/09/2013 11:08:12 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: pfony1

Rubio is a FOOL ,all he’s doing is creating a new recruiting/fundraising tool for the Democratics

and the Dems will try to pass it as fast as possible

you have to pass it ,before people find out what’s in it ,this is what Nana was really trying to say with Obamacare ,same goes here


14 posted on 04/09/2013 11:09:59 AM PDT by molson209
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To: servo1969
You know that feeling you get when you're about to be f* over? Yeah, I have that right now.

Yeah. Back in the olden days we called it, "bad vibes".
Anytime a bill has the word "comprehensive" in it, you KNOW it's loaded with crap provisions that would never pass on their own merit. This bill better be DOA. Then, at least, we can be thankful that these eight Democrats have done nothing more than waste their own time while staying out of other mischief. I guess the longer they're busy with this nonsense, the better. I hope they drag in on for years.

15 posted on 04/09/2013 11:11:54 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mardi59
I expected better from Rubio and Cruz.

What the hell is your problem with Cruz?

Do you understand he was a signatory to the letter asking for a briefing and NOT one of the Gang of 8?

Please, before you launch, be aware of the target!

16 posted on 04/09/2013 11:12:35 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: molson209
Rubio is a FOOL

Yes he is. He doesn't realize he's there strictly as a prop to give cover to the quislings?
Wow... Buh-bye presidential aspirations.

17 posted on 04/09/2013 11:14:16 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mardi59

Reading comprehension problem? Or troll?


18 posted on 04/09/2013 11:15:35 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: servo1969

Your gonna have to pass it to know what’s in it. Nancy Pelosi has nothin’ on this bunch of back stabbing creeps.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 11:16:01 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mardi59

Again, CRUZ IS NOT IN THE GANG OF EIGHT.

RUBIO is part of the Gang of Eight.


20 posted on 04/09/2013 11:19:10 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: servo1969

Well, at least we won’t have to waste time and money campaigning against the Gang of 8 Republicans; if they get their way on amnesty the Mexicans will vote them all out for us next election anyway.


21 posted on 04/09/2013 11:21:42 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: servo1969

Is there ANY chance that this amnesty bill will not be passed by both houses and signed into law? The border is not secure. The illegals will not pay back taxes. I don’t care if they speak English. I don’t want to pay for their welfare and healthcare.


22 posted on 04/09/2013 11:22:19 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: okie01

All I meant was I do not want to see two good conservatives be made to bow at the altar of 2 RINOS. I want them to trust in their conservative beliefs and understand that anything involving McCain and Graham will go nowhere.

I think we all know that McCain and Graham are corrupt. I like Rubio and Cruz and wish the best for them. I just don’t want to see them become like the rest.


23 posted on 04/09/2013 11:22:51 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: servo1969
You know that feeling you get when you're about to be f* over? Yeah, I have that right now.

Me too. The fix is in.

24 posted on 04/09/2013 11:26:08 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: mardi59

Cruz is not a part of this RINO group. He is solid on his conservative stand. Rubio has made a major blunder in getting on the bus with McCain and Gramnesty.


25 posted on 04/09/2013 11:26:24 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: US Navy Vet

That old saw. Do you still think it was Sarah Palin’s endorsement of McCain that got him reelected? Do you? Because if you do, you don’t know sh*t about Arizona politics.


26 posted on 04/09/2013 11:27:38 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: molson209

“Rubio is a FOOL ,all he’s doing is creating a new recruiting/fundraising tool for the Democratics”

If Rubio thinks amnesty is good for conservatives and for our country, and doesn’t know that Mexicanos vote 2-to-1 for Dhimms, then he can’t count past the total of his fingers and toes.


27 posted on 04/09/2013 11:29:04 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: pfony1
So I hope that Flake and Rubio are not just as gullible.

They are in the process of proving that they are.

28 posted on 04/09/2013 11:29:06 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: forgotten man

“Is there ANY chance that this amnesty bill will not be passed by both houses and signed into law?”

Well, consider this: on the last vote on the continuing spending resolution in the House, when some conservatives wanted to amend the CR to defund ObummerCare, Boehner refused to let it be amended thus ensuring the full funding of that communist monster.

Why wouldn’t the Weeper do it again for amnesty—straight up and down vote, with no amendments, so that liberal Republicans (like Boehner) and House Dhimms can pass it even though a majority of Republicans oppose it?


29 posted on 04/09/2013 11:32:43 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Ok SLICK, just WHAT got him re-elected?


30 posted on 04/09/2013 11:33:17 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Baynative

That was all I was trying to say. Republicans do not like conservatives, McCain has made hateful remarks and he doesn’t mind showing his dislike.

I know Cruz is not in the Gang of 8 and Rubio is. I just hope that both conservatives don’t expect the republicans to help them with anything.


31 posted on 04/09/2013 11:33:52 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Democrats. We don’t have a closed primary, scooter.


32 posted on 04/09/2013 11:35:53 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: US Navy Vet

I can answer that one! The voters of Arizona did. And they did that because many of them are LIVs and encumbancy has its HUGE advantages.

Sarah - not so much. But you can still hate her for whatever reason you choose.


33 posted on 04/09/2013 11:37:43 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: GilesB

I think he hates her because it’s fashionable. There’s a lot of that around, but it’s usually Dems that are afflicted with BDS.


34 posted on 04/09/2013 11:40:09 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: zerosix

My bad. They turn on us so quick now it’s hard to keep up.


35 posted on 04/09/2013 11:49:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: servo1969

““Gang of Eight” senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC),”

SCREW Rubio the RINO.


36 posted on 04/09/2013 12:00:26 PM PDT by stockpirate (Sen. John Kerry belonged to the terrorist group VVAW.)
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To: mardi59
I think we all know that McCain and Graham are corrupt. I like Rubio and Cruz and wish the best for them. I just don’t want to see them become like the rest.

Yet, you tarred Cruz with the same brush as Rubio. Rubio deserved it, Cruz did not.

People read your responses and take them at face value. Thus, you should try to be more precise.

37 posted on 04/09/2013 12:28:41 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01; mardi59; Gaffer
Yet, you tarred Cruz with the same brush as Rubio. Rubio deserved it, Cruz did not.

That's a fact. I appreciate Gaffer's post #35.

38 posted on 04/09/2013 1:14:45 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

I am betting the RINO Crowd has made a deal with Rubo.
You screw over the Conservatives with us and we will make sure you are handed the Nomination come 16.

That is Rubio’s only play here. He thinks he is gonna win over the Illegals because of his ethnicity. Boy, is he in for a rude awakening.

By then the Left can claim they got the Criminal invaders free entry, housing, child care with pre 5 schooling, health care, medicare and medicade, SSI and citizenship. What you gonna bling em with Marco? Oh I helped. Please!


39 posted on 04/09/2013 1:26:45 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51
He thinks he is gonna win over the Illegals because of his ethnicity.

He's not that stupid. He sides with the GOPe for the same reason as the rest do. They know this House of Cards is about to come crumbling down but they think they are in the 'protected' class. Hold on to your hat.

40 posted on 04/09/2013 8:45:43 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: servo1969
No wonder some have referred to McCain as the Manchurian Candidate, started after his hostile treatment of the families of American POWs.
41 posted on 04/09/2013 8:50:12 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: servo1969
No wonder some have referred to McCain as the Manchurian Candidate, started after his hostile treatment of the families of American POWs.
42 posted on 04/09/2013 8:50:41 PM PDT by Dante3
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