Correction: This story incorrectly listed at the bottom of the article a number of Senators as having voted “yes” for the bill who in fact voted “no”. We are deeply sorry for for this mistake and have updated the bottom with the accurate list.The full roll call can be read here.
The immigration bill passed a huge test in the Senate and it appears as if it will cruise to surviving the final Senate vote. Thanks to 15 votes from defecting republicans, the bill received 67 votes, 7 more than needed to ultimately pass. Glenn expressed his frustration, particularly with ‘colossal disappointment’ Jeff Flake and ‘made out of liverwurst jello’ Lindsey Graham.
Glenn has been critical of Lindsey Graham for some time, and he said it should be no surprise to anyone that he would be advancing this progressive bill. Comparing Lindsey Graham to a meal at dinner, he said that no one sits down and expects the “Lindsey Graham” to be any good. Jeff Flake and Marco Rubio, on the other hand, were elected with higher expectations.
“Look at the two names that have gone on this list that are so disappointing: Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake,” Glenn said.
“Jeff Flake and Marco Rubio: you sellout pieces of garbage. You both got in there because you were voted in by constitutionalists,” he said. “You were supposed to represent the people who voted you into office.”
“We brought you to the dance and you have just shirked us. Fine. We know who you are, and we will not forget you.”
Glenn said that he would adamantly support anyone who decided to run against Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake.
Because immigration reform would fundamentally transform the country, Glenn said that he could not see himself changing his opinion on Flake and Rubio.
“Seeing that this one issue is going to fundamentally transform our nation and be the end of our nation, yeah. Yeah, I’m pretty much done.”
According to Glenn, when Jeff Flake was running for office he ended up blowing off a FreedomWorks event even though the organization had lent him a lot of support. Glenn had been vocally supportive of Flake because he had the support of FreedomWorks, but the incident left a bad taste in his mouth.
“Should have known,” he said before adding, “you think I’ll forget? Oh, I won’t. I never forget.”
Below is the list of all the “aye” votes who voted to advance the Immigration Reform bill: