Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Pete Sessions Pushes Border Security in House Majority Leader Race
breitbart.com ^ | 6/12/14 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 06/12/2014 8:09:55 AM PDT by cotton1706

As Republican House members filed into the basement meeting room to say goodbye to Eric Cantor, they pushed past reporters in the packed hallway, largely ignoring shouted questions about the race for Republican Majority Leader.

But Texas Representative Pete Sessions strode up to the cameras and explained why he was the best candidate.

“There he goes,” one House member muttered as he witnessed the scene. Other congressmen in the hall chuckled in response.

Sessions couldn’t have made it any clearer why he was running: to send a message to the White House on immigration reform.

For Sessions it was likely a clear conclusion from Cantor’s loss. The anti-amnesty critics faulted Cantor for vowing to work with the Obama administration on immigration reform, and Cantor lost his primary.

"I think this administration needs to be prodded and reminded that the entire sovereignty of the United States is at risk if we do not secure our border--north, south, east, and west,” Sessions told reporters. “The things which are occurring at our border must be stopped and must be controlled before we do anything else that encourages people to come here."

Sessions just recently beat a Tea Party challenger in his own primary who campaigned against him for his immigration stance.

Katrina Pierson, who was endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, challenged Sessions for endorsing "a guest worker program,” which would allow illegal immigrants to obtain legal status.

“Border security, border security, and border security,” he told Washington Post reporter Robert Costa in an interview on his run in the race for House leadership.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderwars; elections
With Hensarling out, Sessions would be better than McCarthy.

And a Majority Leader from a republican state (Texas) would be better than one from a democrat state (California).

1 posted on 06/12/2014 8:09:55 AM PDT by cotton1706
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

The Va. election was a “pot shot’ heard round the world.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 8:11:16 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

McCarthy Heritage rating 42%

Sessions Heritage rating 70%


3 posted on 06/12/2014 8:11:22 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Sessions talks a big game during primaries on immigration.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 8:12:43 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Border security = more empty promises


5 posted on 06/12/2014 8:13:37 AM PDT by slumber1 (Moderation is overrated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeanWestTexan
Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.
6 posted on 06/12/2014 8:13:52 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Sessions is a fraud - an amnesty wolf in sheep’s clothing. Do not support him.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 8:14:04 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeanWestTexan

Unfortunately, Hensarling or another solid conservative is not stepping up to the plate.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 8:14:35 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Paine in the Neck

It looks like it’s either Sessins or McCarthy. McCarthy is worse. Very depressing.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 8:15:23 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Too bad he doesn’t push it any other time...


10 posted on 06/12/2014 8:15:43 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeanWestTexan

That may be true but it looks like he may be our best bet at this point. I suspect taking Cantor down has made him a bit more careful.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 8:16:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

No doubt. But if you look at Sessions statement, he mentions nothing
about amnesty. He only talks about border security. Border security
and amnesty are two separate issues.

Yes he is better than a CA amnesty pimp, but not as good as Jeb.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 8:17:42 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: slumber1; All

Here is a “third” TEA Party Platform:

* Close and seal the Southern US Border, all 2,000 + miles of it.

* Cancel NAFTA.

* Abolish all Federal, State and Local Welfare payments to non-citizens of the USA.

* Block all money transfers to Mexico, or other any Country South of our Southern Border.

* Eat lunch.

* After lunch, pass and sign Federal Penalty law to anyone who hires an Illegal Alien Invader, with a fine of $1,000 per day per alien.

* String Concertina Wire Holding-Pen Stockades at 100 mile intervals for the newly captured gotta-ways.

* Be as hostile to Mexicans as the Mexicans have been to the US Marine held and tortured in Prison by the Mexican Guards for the last two months.

* Hire Greyhound Bus Company to transport Illegal Alien Invaders to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Chain Link Desert Spa near Phoenix, Arizona.

* Eat supper.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 8:18:45 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: tennmountainman

“Yes he is better than a CA amnesty pimp, but not as good as Jeb.”

Maybe Jeb is still after the ultimate prize, becoming Speaker.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 8:21:01 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

I think Hensarling is holding out for Boehner’s position, not planning to compete for the less influential number two spot.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 8:22:45 AM PDT by lee martell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Why isn’t Jeb Hensarling in the conversation?


16 posted on 06/12/2014 8:23:35 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Maybe.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 8:23:51 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

I did notice Jeb’s comment was “he was not running for leadership next
week”. Next week being the key words in his statement.

So you could be accurate.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 8:23:59 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
Maybe Jeb is still after the ultimate prize, becoming Speaker.

Good point. I'd be willing to accept Sessions as Leader if we got Hensarling as Speaker. After Cantor's defeat and the destruction wrought on GOPe in the TX primaries perhaps Sessions can be kept in check.

19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:25:10 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Principled

“Why isn’t Jeb Hensarling in the conversation?”

He said this morning that he’s not running for Majority Leader.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 8:25:51 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Paine in the Neck

“After Cantor’s defeat and the destruction wrought on GOPe in the TX primaries perhaps Sessions can be kept in check.”

I think that’s exactly right. Who in California would hold McCarthy in check. And who has thus far?? They’re all liberals and encourage moderation and betrayal of conservatives. He’ll be protected.

Texans won’t stand for betrayals.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 8:28:30 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706; MeanWestTexan; Paine in the Neck

Fear for Texas on immigration, if Pete Sessions rides in. There is even screen footage of his disdain for fellow conservatives in the House and he was, is not now, and shall not be found as a friend to Cruz.

Nevermind that Pete is regularly confused with the conservative Jeff Sessions (AL) in the senate, and unfortunately rides that confusion to his advantage in the public by happen stance.

The border must be secured. Pete will say so. Then he will build a little coalition to continue entertaining the discussion on “immigration reform” exactly like Cantor and McCarthy and Boehner.

It seems self defeating to get played by the “R’s”. Token Red state representation is no real gain if he is no friend to conservatives. Be assured there is no gain for conservatives with Empty Pistol Pete.

I’m starting to wonder that the Pete types are as bad as the McCarthy types.

Should we or shouldn’t we be for Hensarling alone or no one? If Hensarlng won’t run, then let the wolf be known in the form of McCarthy. A dilemma.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 8:48:34 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: RitaOK
This is a good time for a snail mail bombardment of every Republican and news outlet. These letters should demand that Boehner and McConnell step down now. Demand a tea party member elected in 2010 or 2012 replace them both. Cruz for minority leader and Gowdy for speaker.

Failure to obey us means the instant destruction of the republican party as we will vote for the demorats to broom the losers out. No compromize, no retreat.

23 posted on 06/12/2014 9:00:52 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: SpeakerToAnimals

That is my sentiment.

I believe it was Cruz who was first to brightly point out that Republican leadership is composed of strictly BLUE state representatives, ignoring that it was the RED state conservatives who put their netherregion into the coveted majority in the first place, and without reward. I get the point and it is an excellent one.

Empty Pistol Pete will get sold as a conservative and he does not deserve the label. The man is a climber first before anything else, very probably a Cornyn wanna-be.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 9:23:08 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: RitaOK

What about Louie Gohmert? He and Jeb Hensarling might be a great duo at the top of the House.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 9:57:12 AM PDT by RebelTXRose (SECURE THE BORDER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: RebelTXRose

Wouldn’t Rep. Gomert be wonderful, therefore doomed. I so agree with you. %:D


26 posted on 06/12/2014 10:03:22 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: RitaOK

I have already sent a letter to my congress critter asking him to vote for Louie Gohmert. Pete Sessions would be a back stabbing disaster.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 10:12:09 AM PDT by SailormanCGA72
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: RitaOK

I have told my Rep that McCarthy - or anyone presently in the House GOP leadership - is not acceptable; that if he votes for one such I will not vote for him and will actively oppose him in the next primary. The reply, of course, was a bunch of meally-mouthed “well, I’ll keep an open mind.”


28 posted on 06/12/2014 10:51:02 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
Texans won’t stand for betrayals.

With all respect, that is


29 posted on 06/12/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: itsahoot

LOL!

How to spell betrayal?

C O R N Y N.


30 posted on 06/12/2014 1:04:53 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson