Skip to comments.Republican Pete Sessions to run for House majority leader (Double-Tongued Pro-Amnesty)
Posted on 06/11/2014 3:17:28 PM PDT by xzins
Republican Representative Pete Sessions of Texas said on Wednesday he would run for the post of House majority leader ...(Sesssions) his main concern would be securing the U.S. border with Mexico...
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PETE SESSIONS LOSES KEY ANTI-AMNESTY GROUP'S ENDORSEMENT AFTER BREITBART TEXAS STORY
PETE SESSIONS LOSES KEY ANTI-AMNESTY GROUP'S ENDORSEMENT AFTER BREITBART TEXAS STORY
Sounds about like Cantor II; the GOP could do no less.
He may have learnt his lesson.
He got Arpaio to endorse him which was a mistake. If Sessions votes for amnesty he is gone in 2016 based on what Katrina Pierson got this time.
NO NO NO NO NO
We did not just bounce Eric Cantor to have this troll waltz in. Might as well have Tom Cole! A conservative needs to step up.
Republicans are fighting their own base harder than they ever fight Democrats.
FUPS!! Amnesty pimps need not apply!!
I have seen him on C-Span many times during hearings.
He came across as quite competent and good talker.
The GOP-E will search their database for any rino who ever said anything about border control and try to give that person an instant makeover as a tough-on-amnesty replacement for Cantor.
The answer should be no, no, and hell no!
These guys are stone cold tone deaf. Totally out of touch. Worthless!
From Breitbart: “”A series of videos from several town halls in 2013 have surfaced showing that Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) supports amnesty for illegal aliens, despite claims from his re-election campaign that he is against allowing illegal aliens stay in America....” “
+1, and they have for quite some time now. That alone should have given us a clue a long time ago!
Between the democrats who act as if they are completely comatose with zero brain activity and the republicans who are in the throws of an identity crisis plus the Obama admin lost in dither and confused land we have a situation beyond any I’ve ever witnessed.
The weaknesses are an open invitation to some bad scenarios.
“I’m a simpleton. What about you. It was the smart bas****s who did this.”
*paraphrased from A Canticle for Leibowitz
People will take their cues correctly from a situation like that.
I agree. My memory says there’s even an already approved authorization to spend whatever money it takes to build the fence from sea to shining sea.
Maybe Jeb Hensarling (if from Texas)
And he's doesn't mean a word of it...he's an excellent liar.
No pol who has been for amnesty becomes reliable the other way.
Kevin McCarthy is no better. The leadership just doesn’t get any of it
Does he want to be Speaker for longer than 2 years?
I proudly call Pete my Senator and he would be a great speaker.
Pete Sessions is a Representative from TX (and a RINO weasel). You are thinking of Jeff Sessions who is a Senator from AL and a fine conservative.
Unless I moved to Texas without knowing it Pete Sessions is not a Senator from Texas....try Alabama....and he is NOT pro amnesty.
My mistake, Pete must be Jeff’s anti everything from what it sounds like. Maybe Jeff should change his name.
I don’t care. The least we can do is not vote in a pro-amnesty ML.
Are you maybe thinking of Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions , Senator from AL.
But here is Pete Sessions, Tx
Peter Anderson “Pete” Sessions is an American politician. He represents Texas’s 32nd
congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a
member of the Republican Party. Wikipedia
Born: March 22, 1955 (age 59), Waco, TX
Office: Representative (R-TX 32nd District) since 2003
Previous office: Representative (TX 5th District) 19972003
Education: Southwestern University
Spouse: Karen Sessions (m. 2012), Juanita Sessions (m. 19842011)
Children: Bill Sessions, Alex Sessions
Amnesty is not all black and white. There is a lot of gray in many immigration reform proposals.
My main opposition is to anything which puts illegals on a fast track to citizenship. There are usually several million foreigners waiting to get a green card (permanent resident visa) legally, in their own country.
Since the illegals broke immigration law, they should be deported. However that is a gargantuan task to locate and deport 10-15 million people.
I would prefer laws which prohibit employers from hiring illegals. That will result in self-deportation of millions of illegals. If that law can not be passed (we all know Obummer will not sign it) next best thing is to place illegals at the end of that line of millions waiting for green cards legally.
Also the immigration reform must include immediate deportation of any illegal who has broken other laws. The easiest way to separate these criminals is to issue temporary work permits to those who have not broken any other laws. When stopped by police, if you do not have the work permit, you will be on the next bus to Tijuana.
We need someone like
Jim Jordan, Ohio 4th
John Fleming, Louisiana 4th
Mike Pompeo, Kansas 4th
For those who are not familiar with immigration procedures, first you must receive permanent resident visa also known as green card. After 3 years on green card, you are eligible to apply for US citizenship if you have not broken any laws. For those waiting legally to get a green card, it takes several years in waiting line.
We should deport when an illegal comes to light. I would never favor a police task force running around investigating Americans. However, those who come to light by virtue of employment or any other misstep on their part should be sent back to their country of origin.
It is not fair that an illegal should butt in line ahead of an immigrant who is trying to do things legal, be on our immigration lists, and show a willingness to go through out process and learn about our country.
Don’t tell me that illegals have kids, either. Don’t LEGAL immigrants have kids? What is right about hurting the legals’s kids and rewarding the illegals’ kids? NOTHING. And it encourages even more illegal immigration.
Sessions is another amnesty pimp.
Pete Sessions is not a senator moron.
Sessions from Alabama is a senator.
I agree we should deport illegal immigrants.
I said as much in my previous post.
The question is how do you find them illegals!
We can’t count on the police to find them.
May be 1% will be stopped for a traffic violation
or other suspicious activity. Police are not present
on every street corner. Police can’t even find the
10 most wanted on FBI list. How the heck will they
find 15 million illegals?
So...the best method would be to pass laws making it
against the law to hire illegals. This will require
setting up a vast database of legal US citizens and
legal residents on green cards. Or, the law can place
the burden on employers to determine who is illegal.
Does not sound like a practical approach. Look at he
fiasco on signing up for Obamacare after spending over
a Billion dollars just to set up the web sites.
The only PRACTICAL approach I see is issue work permits
to those who wish to come forward and apply. Those can
be processed for criminal background checks. I believe
this infrastructure is already in place. Employers can
then fire anyone without a work permit.
This automatically weeds out those who choose to remain
in the shadows or have criminal records. It becomes easier
for law enforcement to differtiate those who should be
I know where 6,000 are being housed in Arizona.
Step one always has to be total control of borders, coasts, airports, and visas. That means no more illegal entry.
If we don’t run ANY special program to find or authorize illegals, and simply deport those that come to light through some mis-step, then truly controlled borders will eventually bring an end to 99.9% of illegal immigration.
Other countries control their borders pretty well. Why can’t the US?
Absolutely correct. Borders are a joke. Also note that over 50% of the illegals entered legally on a tourist visa or student visa and never left.
That is why only effective method is to make it illegal for
employers to hire illegals. If they can’t work, they will self-deport.
If they, any of them, were sincere, they could secure the border using current laws. They don’t need new laws for that.
Isn’t it already illegal to hire an illegal?
Obummer and Holder are doing everything to encourage illegals to stay. Heck they fought with Arizona when Arizona wanted
to enforce federal immigration laws!
May be Romney would have been a better enforcer of
immigration laws. But that is now water under the bridge.
I am not sure if law already exists to forbid hiring illegals. But even if it did, how can the employer verify
legal status? There is no federal data base of legals versus illegals. So the law is meaningless, if it exists.
I live in Cal one of the original Sanctuary states
I pretty sure it’s illegal because they arrested some contractors here in the greater Cincinnati area for doing it.
You are probably right about the database, though.
I will admit that I’m really uncomfortable with citizens being required to carry some kind of citizenship ID. A birth certificate kept at home is OK with me, but I don’t want to encourage big brother. The NSA spying troubles me.
Many reasons....USA has larger borders than most countries. Another serious problem is conditions in our neighbor country of Mexico are much worse in terms of standard of living.
I have traveled all over the world, and you rarely come across such disparity between neighbors. Europe has so many small countries but living conditions in neighboring countries are no where as disparate as USA & Mexico.
But the main reason we can not control our borders is the type of people we elect for president (the executive branch who is the enforcer of laws). Obummer and Holder do not want to enforce EXISTING immigration laws or build a border fence.
“Sounds about like Cantor II; the GOP could do no less.”
A LOT of people put a LOT of money into buying Cantor’s good graces, as he would be the most likely next speaker. You didn’t think they were just going to walk away from all that money, did you?
Never wound a king.
“his main concern would be securing the U.S. border with Mexico... “?
At this point, I’m less than thrilled with the idea of having anyone from a blue state in a leadership position. They’re too accustomed to groveling at the feet of Democrats.
Apparently, Jordan has said he is not interested. Jordan is probably the most conservative member of the House...at least among the most conservative. And he is a traditional conservative. It doesn’t matter since he isn’t interested anyway. It requires a unique skill set to be whip, majority leader, or speaker. Jordan’s probably just being honest about his strengths.
In short, no thanks.
Make verification of citizenship or legal status a prerequisite for ANY goobermint services or bennies EXCEPT emergency medical care.
Eliminate the “anchor baby” interpretation of the 14h amendment. It was never intended to be that - read the words of those who sponsored and passed it.
When an illegal is pulled over for a driving offence, if he/she cannot produce a driver’s license and proof of insurance, immediately impound the car. Return the car ONLY when a person with a license and insurance AND ownership comes to pick it up.
When an illegal is found and subsequently automatically arrested, deport them forthwith. No “hearings”, no “please come to court” slips, nada. Put ‘em on a bus with armed guards, drive to the nearest border, and dump ‘em on the other side of the line. The only “defence” requiring a hearing or court date should be citizenship or a green card.