2016 must be on his mind. He was sending out feelers the last couple weeks that made me think he was going to support this bill.
Looks like in this instance the House woke up.
I don’t know if this all just Kabuki theater. They have the votes to pass it, so some Senators are allowed to vote against it to appease their constituents. Maybe, Rand Paul is voting against this bill on principle and the aforementioned political calculus was never taken into consideration. I would like to give him the benefit of the doubt, but I am growing cynical about things.
Good news. Rand is back in our zone.
I’m glad to hear SOMEONE will vote against it. But Jeff Sessions has warned us what will happen when it reaches the House: a more acceptable bill will be passed, and then it will go into conference with the Senate, where it will be gutted and a version acceptable to the Democrats will be written. Border security sometime in the nonspecific future, amnesty loopholes big enough to drive a truck through, 30 million new citizens who will drain our economy and vote Democrat.
Rand, it is not the border but the huge increase in immigration and the doubling of the guest worker program that should dictate all Reps be against the bill. It is about JOBS AND THE AMERICAN WORKER.
Ok, great! If he follows through.
So, tomorrow, he will support it again? Will he be against it on Wednesday?
I do not trust Randmesty
He already voted in favor to bring Rubio-Obama Amnesty to the floor...so he is still Amnesty Liberal.
He played this card. Now they will not let him too close to gain information. They will have their knives out for him.
If the bill passes and people such as Paul vote against it, I will consider those no votes to be nothing more than safe votes.
Either convince your “honorable” colleagues to defeat this treasonous bill, or be blamed for it.
It’s all or nothing.
Well I would hope so. Any Republican that votes for this POS should be run out of the party. And you know there will be a bunch of them. Count GA’s two RINO’s Chambliss and Isakson in that bunch.
So Rand’s excuse is the border wouldn’t be secure enough under this plan. And if the border were secure enough? Then what Rand? You would then agree to flooding this nation with 100 million plus new citizens in under 20 years?
Someone set this guy on auto-destruct! Sadly, it was him.
at least somebody has a spine
Rand Paul is one of the few voices of reason among elected officials. He’s got my vote for 2016 as a presidential candidate, and if he fails to secure the GOP nomination then I hope he bolts to run as a third-party candidate. I don’t think the time has ever been riper for a third party run, and Rand Paul can do it.
The only way this bill passes is when the congressional black caucus and Al Sharpton etc get their pound of flesh first. Then it will pass. The Gop will go along.
First of all. it’s not “immigrant reform”, it’s allowing criminals to be rewarded for breaking our laws. Millions of democrat voters, millions of future welfare cases and millions of spanish speaking new children to invade America. It is pure insanity to even consider making these criminals into American citizens.