Skip to comments.Senate advances border bill (Cornyn votes yes; McConnell votes yes, then switches to no)
Posted on 07/30/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT by jimbo123
The Senate on Wednesday narrowly advanced an emergency funding measure to respond to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border that has triggered a humanitarian crisis.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is opposed to the Senate Democratic measure, initially voted in favor to advance the bill. But once it looked like the legislation might collapse, he switched his vote to no.
A McConnell aide said when the outcome of the procedural vote looked murky, many of our members wanted to be on record in opposition to a bill that didnt even include the minor reforms the president requestednot to mention any serious effort to secure the border.
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Too many are, unfortunately.
but we have to re-elect them because “lesser evil” or something
Mitch wanted it passed but after it got 60, he decided to play politics
Is Cornhole up for election this time?
SUCH a joke.
Cornyn won his primary thanks to the Chamber of Amnesty, LaRaza and Karl Rove unfortunately.
Cornyn proves yet again that when it counts, Texas will get the same political result if Alameel (D) is elected.
The only diff between a dim-bulb-crat and a repulsican is the number of flies that rest on the vermin when they are standing still.
That's because Cornyn is safe and McConnell is in trouble. If it was the other way around, Cornyn would have been allowed the switch.
You can bet the farm he made sure the votes were there behind the scenes for this farce. But we have to, absolutely have Mitch back or the world will end according to the GOPE and Party choir.
I guess they have grown immune to that knife in their backs by this goat turd.
He's taking a dive with his lunatic talk about “punching the TEA Party in the nose” and now this.
He's like McCain. He coulda been a contender, but now a bum is what he is.
He was for it, before he was against it.
Who is pulling his strings - J F'ing Kerry?
Also voting with Reid:
Ayotte, Chambliss, Collins, Corker, Grassley, Hatch, Heller, Isakson, Murkowski, Rubio.
Cornyn just won the Texas primary over a group of non descript challengers, flawed, all of them.
Texas couldn’t do any better this time.
Of course there is the savvy wing of the GOPe who know which way the wind blows way ahead of time and bolsters, Cochran (who’s too old to manage it), Graham, Cornyn. they were not going to be Cantorized. Probably even warned him.
Anyway, cornyn we’re stuck with him. that seat’s not going Democrat.
#923462 reason why I call it the "Two-Party Cartel".
The people who still believe voting matters are the dim bulbs. There are very few in there on either side that vote for what is best for the nation.
Too many are, unfortunately.
Very few understand much of anything about procedural issues.