Skip to comments.Obama’s Amnesty: How They Voted vs. What They Said
Posted on 12/17/2014 11:10:40 AM PST by T Ruth
Saturday night, the Senate voted on a constitutional point of order raised by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)95%. Heritage Actions chief executive officer Michael A. Needham explained the vote this way:
If Senators are opposed to President Obamas executive action on immigration, they should vote in favor of Sen. Cruzs constitutional point of order. A vote against the point of order is a vote in favor of unchecked presidential power and granting work permits and Social Security numbers to people who are in the country illegally.While 22 Republican Senators voted to uphold the constitutional point of order, 20 Republican Senators joined with 54 Democrats in voting against the point of order. Three Republicans and one Democrat did not vote.
The sharply divided vote came as a surprise. Though some Republican Senators are pro-amnesty, they have all spoken out against President Obama for overstepping his constitutional authority, including those that voted against the point of order. Their statements, made just three weeks ago, are below.
[The following quotes at odds with votes expose hypocrisy. This in an excerpt; only the first one is included:}
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)46%: Our Founders did not want a king and the American people dont want a president who acts like one. Our immigration system is broken and our border is a mess. The president should be working with Congress to secure the border and create a system of legal immigration not disregarding the rule of law and the will of the American people. (11.20.2014)
And yes, the roughly dozen Democrats who expressed opposition to Obamas executive actions voted against the point of order, too.
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WE DON’T NEED OR WANT A KING!!!!
That’s why the Founders started this place.
The Jr. Conservative US Senator from Texas voted against Ted Cruz.
Thank you, Sen Cruz, for lifting the veil on these con artists.
Cruz identified the Constitutional crisis, we now know who needs to be primaried by good and true Conservative candidates with a moral core,..
and a list of those who didn't "sell out" the nation for self-aggrandizement and power.
Let’s also remember what they did in the House. Many Republicans voted to fund the unconstitutional executive amnesty in the cromibus, but vote symbolically against it in a bill headed for Harry’s trash can. Cowardly bastards.
Thanks for the list.
I sent a letter to Ron Johnson that I hope was scathing - to begin he was one of the 2010 Tea Party Senators - not some GOP dude. It feels like a twicefold betrayal. Not some insider - but a complete outsider - although as the owner of a large manufacturing company - one might not be remiss in seeing this as a feathering of his own nest. Maybe he plans on getting some cheap labor? I’m angry and I hope that those in the Tea Party in his neck of the woods find a way to get him out of there if this is what to expect. Very disappointed!
I think Toomey is a turnover for sure. It’s a presidential year, so all the PhillyFraud will enhance the democrat vote totals. Ayotte is probably a turnover too for the same reason. The historically stupid come out to vote every 4 years for democrats
“But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government.” — Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837
I dislike Jackson because of the “Trail of Tears” but he did do and say a lot of good things.
We The people have failed in our duty to ourselves by delegating our vigilance to a corrupt media that is more interested in gaining campaign dollars than serving as the public’s watch dog.
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