Skip to comments.Americans Melt Phone Lines Against Boehner's Immigration Bills in Hours Before Vote
Posted on 07/31/2014 10:50:04 AM PDT by Mariner
The American people have overloaded the Congressional phone lines yet again on Thursday, pressuring their members of Congress to vote against the House and Senate immigration bills.
The Capitol Hill switchboard line was busy when Breitbart News called at 11:30 a.m., in response to Speaker John Boehners effort to pass a supplemental funding bill that has minor policy changesand includes a separate vote on language dealing with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that is substantially different from the original language from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
A number of aides and other sources on Capitol Hill have similarly confirmed that the lines on the hill are again overloaded.
Over on the Senate side, Democrats are trying to pass a bill that would give Obama more than $3 billion worth of new fundinga bill once thought to be easily killed, but that was allowed unexpectedly to proceed after 11 establishment Republicans voted for a procedural measure on Wednesday that let it continue to stay alive.
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Congresss fiercest immigration hawk, has come out against both efforts and called on lawmakers in both parties and both houses of Congress to join him in fighting both bills. Sessions previously called on Americans to burn the phone lines, a call theyve heeded throughout the weekjust a few days ago, the phones reached critical mass, as well.
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
What a ticket for 2016
The American people have made their feelings known again and again. We have been abundantly clear. Yet they keep trying to push amnesty and open borders down our throats. I’m sick and tired of having to beg our “masters” not to flood our country with Third Worlders. They are supposed to be working for US.
...and we’ve been here before. The fun never stops with these guys...they are complicit and I am disgusted by their willful destruction of this country.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
We may have to resort to Trials and Hangings on the Capitol steps, eventually.
Of course he's probably trying to cut a deal with Pelosi and the Dims as we speak.
Who were the 11? BTW, Rush just announced (2:08) the Repubs pulled the House bill .....
Boehner’s last kick at the Cat and he may have kicked the bucket instead
That is spot on!
Per Rush Limbaugh the Immigration Bill has been pulled. The people have been heard.
The American people made their feelings known again and again at `town hall’ meetings with critters, vociferously against the `Affordable Care and Patient Privacy’ act.
But they still passed it—on Christmas Eve, 2010.
Our government is at war with the American middle class,
and they’re winning.
This proves with rinos and McCain in charge, if the republicans take over the senate, amnesty will be passed.
Just reported on Breitbart that the vote was canceled.
Anyone notice how it's actually MORE SATISFYING to defeat GOP "Leadership" than it is to defeat Democrats?
That must be one of the reasons there's so many Democrats lol
Short of votes, House abandons border bill at last minute
I’m sorry. This is confusing. Maybe by Friday, I’ll have a better idea of what has just happened and why. A good sign is that Ted Cruz is happy about it.
Fear and Loathing in Washington DC.