Former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey bets you cant find five members of Congress who have read the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill.
The former Democrat is experienced at reading large bills the Congress seems inclined to pass without reading, such as Obamacare. She tabs them, underlines them and tries to see the big picture of what will happen if the provisions of the bill are implemented.
In an interview with The Daily Callers Ginni Thomas, McCaughey brought her dog-eared immigration bill with her and pointed to it repeatedly
On this one issue of an 800 page bill, I would vote NO.
I do NOT want to see omnibus comprehensive bills which are full of provisions which we don’t know about, and don’t come to light until a bill is signed into law.
Didn’t we learn from Obamacare that continually changing the wording of bills up until the last minute, and voting on a 2000 page bill nobody has read, is a recipe for disaster?
An 800 page bill is a big NO vote in my opinion.
We may need to make some changes to immigration, and deal with illegal aliens, but doing it in some “comprehensive overhaul” is unlikely to accomplish what people hope for.
Break it into pieces and let’s vote on that. Let’s secure the border, vote on that first. Let’s decide what should be done about illegal aliens, separate from the major increase in LEGAL immigration which is part of this huge bill. Let’s break it all up and deal with individually. And let’s have the guts to vote NO and risk being criticized by the MSNBC crowd.