Forget about sanctuary cities, the U.S. Senate is becoming a sanctuary for illegal aliens.
It’s not only President Obama who refuses to recognize the murder of Kate Steinle at the hands of illegal aliens – both in public and by privately consoling the family members. According to conservative aides, Republican leaders are opposing a vote on an amendment that would put an end to liberal cities thwarting federal immigration laws, “sanctuary cities.”
"Alexander and Cornyn really pressured conservatives to back off from getting a vote on sanctuary cities amendments,” an aide told Conservative Review. “Alexander didn't want his education bill derailed but John Cornyn, despite his public comments otherwise, is terrified about the prospect of voting on eliminating sanctuary cities and offending his golden goose: Houston."
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has introduced an amendment (no. 2146) to the pending reauthorization of No Child Left Behind, (S.1177) that would cut off all federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities and reallocate those funds to states and localities that comply with federal law. Sens. Sessions (R-AL) and Cruz (R-TX) have co-sponsored the amendment and Sen. Vitter (R-LA) has a similar proposal he recently introduced.
Allowing a vote on this urgent national security issue is the least GOP leaders can do after forcing conservatives to debate a liberal education bill for two weeks. Yet, according to Senate sources, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the floor manager of the education bill, are pulling out all the stops in order to oppose a vote on sanctuary cities. What’s more appalling, GOP leaders are allowing a vote on leftist Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) non-germane (not relevant to the bill at hand) amendment to grant special rights to homosexual and transgender students and threaten the religious liberty of private citizens. Traditionally when one party receives a non-germane amendment the other receives a vote on a non-germane amendment of their choosing as well.
This is part of a growing trend by GOP leaders to oppose timely and politically-winning conservative amendments, while conducting votes on far-left social engineering priorities from Democrats and continuing Harry Reid’s legacy. In April, leadership blocked an amendment from Sen. Sessions which would have closed the illegal alien family trafficking loophole in the human trafficking bill. They also blocked an amendment from Sen. Vitter to close the birthright citizenship/birth tourism loophole.
Why? Because they wanted the education bill separate? What's wrong with that?
That's not what they want and you know it. If you and all like you continue to be deluded by these traitors in Congress, this country will never have a chance of survival and neither will you along with the rest of the American Citizens.
"All like me"? All stauch conservatives that like to ask questions for differing opinions like me? Those who won't just jump to a conclusion simply because some web site tells me to? THOSE people like me? Ok.
Yea, I asked the question so that I could be demeaned and talked down to. Thanks.
Well, for one thing, the Education Bill will be the only bill that has stood on its own. It seems they have no problem attaching amendments that they support to any bill that goes up for vote.
Their lack of support for a bill against sanctuary cities shows they value illegal aliens over American.
Thank you for your explanation. Cornyn is my Senator (ugh) and I tried to get him voted out. Can't stand him!
Some are saying that this will lead to stand alone bills for everything, and when questioned on one of the shows last evening, he said he was 'for' getting rid of sactuary cities but felt like the education bill was so important that it needed to be a stand alone bill instead of lumped with the sanctuary city bill. I guess time will tell, but I never have trusted him. Don't trust him now.
Dirt bag RINOs!
more traitors that need a noose and a quick drop!!!!!
Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is a disgrace to my home state of Tennessee. None of these SOB's care about protecting the American people.They just care about staying in power and lining there pockets!
We need to take them out of power - by the power of the VOTE. Alexander is a jack... He is less than a RINO. How did TN get stuck with him? Sleeping voters.
We have the same problems here in Missouri with Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). They do not represent the American People. They represent themselves and the Obama agenda.
Yes, they both are traitors. I just called both of them about their stand on the Iran nuke deal and all I hear is "we are evaluating it". I reminded them (their minion on the phone) that they will die along with the rest of us..........along with a few other things I said. I ended by asking them how they liked their job.