The Usual Suspects: These 14 GOP senators dropped the ball on immigration

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The Senate has officially passed massive immigration legislation that offers a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants while “promising” border security in the future. Not exactly the Senator Rubio promised his supporters who wanted border security to be the first priority.

TheBlaze reports:

“The vote was 68-32, far more than the majority needed to send the measure to the House. Prospects there are not nearly as good and many conservatives are opposed.

Vice President Joe Biden presided, and senators cast their votes from their desks, both steps reserved for momentous votes.

The bill, a priority for President Barack Obama, would amount to the most sweeping changes in decades to the nation’s immigration laws.

After three weeks of debate, there was no doubt about the outcome. Fourteen Republicans joined all 52 Democrats and two independents to support the bill.”

These are the 14 GOP senators who voted for the legislation:

Marco Rubio (Fla.)

Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)

Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)

Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)

Jeffrey Chiesa (N.J.)

Susan Collins (Maine)

Bob Corker (Tenn.)

Jeff Flake (Ariz.)

Lindsey Graham (S.C.)

Orrin Hatch (Utah)

Dean Heller (Nev.)

John Hoeven (N.D.)

Mark Kirk (Ill.)

John McCain (Ariz.)

“Division among Republicans was evident as potential 2016 presidential contenders split. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was one of the Gang of 8, while Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas were opposed to the bill.

The legislation’s chief provisions includes numerous steps that advocates claim will fight future illegal immigration – some added in a late compromise that swelled Republican support for the bill – and to check on the legal status of job applicants already living in the United States. At the same time, it offers a 13-year path to citizenship to as many as 11 million immigrants now living in the country unlawfully.”

Needless to say, Glenn wasn’t thrilled about the GOP senators who supported the bill, but at this point, he was hardly surprised.

“It was the typical people that were, you know, voting for it again…” Glenn said.

“Do you want your name on that list?” he continued.

Further more, “Do you want the association with Chuck Schumer?” Pat added.

“I find it more and more grotesque. I find that city more and more grotesque,” Glenn said. “I really do. It’s not what our founders had in mind. It’s not what — you know, they’re building epiphyses to man. That system in that city is designed to make the citizen feel small and those who hold power big.”

Glenn explained that when he was in D.C. a few weeks ago, he stood on the balconies of John Boeher and Harry Reid and described the breathtaking views. He’s no longer surprised that so many of our congressional leaders go corrupt — it’s like they’re setup to fail in D.C.

“This is one of the best views in Washington,” he explained, noting that it’s literally as if ‘all roads lead to them’.

“If the cars were allowed to containue to drive, they would end right at those balconies. And I thought all roads lead to this — these two places and Pennsylvania [avenue] goes right to the White House,” Glenn continued. “and I thought to myself, how do you not go on this giant ego trip?”

“Everything in that city is to make them drunk on power,” he adding noting all of the temptations the leaders in Washington are surrounded by.

“Get them out of D.C.,” Glenn said.

If Congress didn’t spend so much time in D.C., Glenn believes much of the scandals, greed, and back room deals would end if elected officials spent most of their time surrounded by their constituents and their families.

“There’s no reason to have that infrastructure there anymore,” he continued. “The world’s changed and it is a bad, bad place because it is designed to pull people off track, designed to make man feel like a ruler over other men. It is designed to enhance the darkness in people instead of holding up the light and making them humble. I see it and I think there’s no way to remain humble here. Unless you really have a grasp on your soul, there’s no way to remain humble and I don’t think you could ever leave that place without serious spiritual battle scars. There’s just no way, because you are surrounded — it’s a den of iniquity.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    No surprise that McCain and Flake voted for this nightmare legislation. Time for the recall petitions to come out; and I cam imagine all too soon, we will see a real revolution begin, hopefully one of peaceful conquest and restoration on our part.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Den of iniquity, call it for what it is: Satan’s latrine.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you live in Texas now.  I say let these RINOS from all the other states go down with the ship.  It is way past time for Texas to Secede!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1395573555 Verona Payne

    And to think McCain ran for the Oval office, he has been trying to get immigration passed for a long time, he, Graham & Hatch are not to be believed when speaking about anything.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Glenn! They should rarely go to the capital…Stay at home and LISTEN to the people who put you in office! Where better to get an idea of where your constituents stand on various issues. You send them to Washington and they are surrounded by over 35,000 lobbyist!
    They should set up secure communications for Congress to do the work from their home states!

  • landofaahs

    Kill the bill in the house and rewrite one that is Border security first and then much hoop jumping before a green card and the regular process for citizenship.  Force them to follow the law.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1249715707 Hans Christensen

    Traitors to American values every single one of them. The bill they propose is a slap in the face to every person applying to enter this country legally. And as far as them blowing smoke saying they are securing the border, It will not happen as long as we have a president who tells people not to enforce the laws.  Secure the border first, Then we can talk about what to do with people here illegally.

  • Anonymous

    My supposed conservative Senator Dean Heller, voted yes in the Bill. Time for him to go. I will not support him in the future, nor will my family.

  • Lisa Amador

    I’m a conservative. I know the bill isn’t perfect, but it’s a start. We have to do something. I realize our borders aren’t secure enough, but we also have very corrupt border patrol taking bribes and abusing their power. The government and its agencies are drunk on power. But honestly, my husband is a good man. We married and lived abroad, but I needed to return to the US. He didn’t necessarily want to leave his own country. He made the sacrifice. We applied for the first visa, did the interview for the second, paid the fees for his I-130, and are still waiting after a year. Two months ago, he was deported for no other reason than to ask for instructions. His temporary visa was about to expire and he needed an extension. He waiting more than four hours in line. They handcuffed him, detained him without a phone call for four days, and then shipped him off to Tacoma. From there, they flew him back to his country at taxpayers expense without allowing me a visit. There is a hole in our system, and there are those that will abuse that hole and harass nice immigrants that follow the rules, while taking bribes from criminals. 
    We have to fix this. We have to start somewhere. These people need to be documented. Some, have a lot to offer us if they didn’t have to sit at Home Depot for lunch money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marilyn.wengert Marilyn Wengert

    I just do not get it, I hope and pray it unravels right before their arrogant eyes! God bless the USA.

  • landofaahs

    Cheap labor is why business wants this crap bill and liberals because of votes.  We can bring this garbage influence down if we refuse to support the large corporations and support local businesses.  Leave the chains if you can and if no alternative exists, ask yourself if you can get by without it..

  • Anonymous

    and get ALL OF THE PORK out of the bill

  • Anonymous

    1000 pages plus and all the pork added in the 11th hour is not an answer. But the Liberal/Progressives aren’t looking for any viable solutions (at least what most Americans would consider a solution). I too am not sure how we are going to fix this can of worms. But I do know it will not happen untill we get politicians at the upper levels of government who will put what is good for our country ahead of their own personal ambitions.

    WE THE PEOPLE need to get involved

  • Anonymous

    1000 pages plus and all the pork added in the 11th hour is not an answer. But the Liberal/Progressives aren’t looking for any viable solutions (at least what most Americans would consider a solution). I too am not sure how we are going to fix this can of worms. But I do know it will not happen untill we get politicians at the upper levels of government who will put what is good for our country ahead of their own personal ambitions.
     
    WE THE PEOPLE need to get involved

  • Bonnie Somer

    yeah follow our already in place fed immig laws they do not enforce the border is there seal it then protect us you know Legal Americans u r supposed to protect according to the constitution.   FIRE THEM ALL ALL WHO SUPPORTED THIS AMERICAN JOB KILLING PLAN…………………ALONG W/THE NEW PUSH TO END COAL AMERICANS WON’T B WORKING OH WAIT THAT WAS PART OF OBAMAS ORIGINAL PLAN YEP

  • Bonnie Somer

    u bet 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    At least we know who to vote out now. 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t live in any of the 14′s states so don’t know what I can possibly do. My senators did their job and voted no.

    I could financially support whoever opposes them or campaign for the opponents somehow but other than that I guess could pray for them to lose lol

  • Anonymous

    Repeal the 17th amendment.

  • Nitro

    Party is actually 2 separate parties.  The Conservative small guy and gal and the old school Country Club elites.  Arizona could have had JD Hayworth instead of McCain.  Tea Party needs to bring more qualified conservatives to unseat the old guard.

  • Anonymous

    I worked for Rubio in FL. He is dead to me now. What a liar and what a cheat.

  • Anonymous

    I’m wondering if Marco Rubio is feeling suckered right about now.  1200 pages and a whole lot of tricks.  Did Marco know about the $5000 fee employers have to pay for hiring an AMERICAN CITIZEN??? instead of an immigrant who is not subject to Obamacare and therefore cheaper?
    Bet he didn’t see that.  Bet Chuckie slipped it right under his nose. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/pogroszewski Thomas Ski

    Mr. Beck!
      We need limits to Congress!!!!!! 10 Years MAX!!!!!!  Please help us!

  • Anonymous

    It was said:  “All roads were leading to Rome.”  But the Roman empire fell in the end and nothing remains from that large empire but ruins.  Will this be Americas destiny after less than 300 years?   

  • http://www.facebook.com/rkolbu Ron Kolbu

    No one from Texas, Good for us.

  • hualapaitiger

    Traitors stabbing our children in the back, I believe McCain is PTSD and should be relieved from office.

  • bull57

    Lets have the house write a border security bill and then STOP. Use funding of border security as a campaign point. Democrap control NO MONEY!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You mean this website? You got that right!

  • Julie

    Doesn’t the Constitution detail how one can become a citizen.  Can’t these laws be challenged?

  • Anonymous

    Mark Rubio. What a disappointment. I know he is probably trying to get the Hispanic vote. But he was a Tea Party favorite. That gang of 8 was not a representation for  all of us. Rino’s

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I didn’t follow the debate close enough, but Kelly Ayotte voting for this bill was a surprise to me.

  • Anonymous

    DC should do what Texas does.  Hold sessions every 2 years.  Between sessions they go about their own business, which keeps them closer to the people they represent– they are living in a regular home, going to a regular job, going to their local church, etc.

    Without all the internal power struggles, etc., they actually get a lot done each time they ARE in session.  And they don’t cost their constituents nearly as much as our reps in Washington cost us.  Lot less benefits, etc.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it is just senility.  I honor his past military service, but he never was a conservative.

  • Anonymous

    I say write to them anyway.  You are not directly a constituent, but how they vote affects all of us.

  • Anonymous

    Secession is treason and those who advocate it are traitors, you piece of shit

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001411506406 Allen Sedwick

    I think that Glenn has a wonderful idea here that would solve a great majority of our countries problems (NOT ALL), but who has the power to make this change?  Will the “big daddy” government allow it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.ney.5 Jeffrey Ney

    Critten. Your mom called. She is repurposing the basement. She said you have to move out now.

  • Anonymous

    Why is one here? A lib spy or from the media doesn’t matter anymore? Go play in sandbox with other socialists!

  • Anonymous

    The dims are seeking to have a one party system for generations. Much easier to install socialism that way. A country that doesn’t protect it’s borders, isn’t doing their primary function. These two houses of senate and congress, need to be sent back to the states. It is too easy to ignore the sticky note that phone operator hands them, which tells them what people in their state want! Too easy to make a bill with a buddy as a favor. Too easy to be courted by lobby groups. There is no reason why they should be in session in DC, as much as they are. Very few will even come back for townhall meetings, because they don’t want to hear what people have to say. They know people are in disagreement with some things they pass, but bottom line is, they don’t care!

  • landofaahs

    The country will be split in a t least 2 pieces by then but probably 3.  History repeats.

  • Anonymous

    I have been wondering why does the government WANT TO ALLOW more and more illegal immigrants in.  This has all been intentional from my perspective. Then a person posted, if you Republicans want to win, you have to give into what the hispanic population wants. My thought; then Republicans would be acting like Democrats. This isn’t a football game, where the same game and rules are being played, where people are just looking to be the winner. This is about a group of people voting on a belief system.
    Then it became clear. The Democrats in control can’t create a North Korea dictatorship, not even a portion of their Democratic followers would go along with that. What they can do, is allow enough illegals in, buy their votes (don’t allow states to force people to prove they can legally vote), and hopefully, the Democrats will always remain in office.
    Gay people will want to destroy a person and their business if you disagree with them, so the Democrats want to show them support. The gay community will financial break any business that doesn’t go along with their agenda.
    The people who say my parents were immigrants, that is why they support illegal immigrants. The difference, people who come here legally, respect the laws, they learn English, their store fronts have English titles. They want to live and mingle in a mixed society, Hispanics want to create a society based around their beliefs.
    Lastly, a man was talking on another talk show, who is friendly with illegal immigrants. The illegal immigrants told him; they didn’t want to be citizens, they didn’t want to pay taxes. They were also afraid they would lose their jobs to the new influx of illegals planned to come over if they become citizens.
    I don’t know how this works, but the illegals probably make money under the table and get some type of welfare compensation, probably more money than the average American makes. I see people who I believe are illegal living in bigger homes than I got, and I get jealous that I worked for 45 years, and my home that I paid for is smaller than what they are living in, and a few times I have run into Hispanics who have looked down their  nose at me sending the message they are superior, because they have more.

  • greywolfrs

    B S, it is the right of every state, sticky chin.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey sticky chin, why did you change accounts, did the strtlk account get banned? Punk bitch.

  • ken.

    the republican party dropped the ball decades ago, it’s time for the libertarian party to take power and restore our constitution and our country.

  • Isabel Herron

    like Billy said I’m alarmed that a single mom able to earn $9909 in a few weeks on the internet. did you see this website w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

  • Anonymous

    Well stated Glenn. I’ve been fighting the urge to pray that the PRK finds a way to nuke the fetid, stinking D.C. cesshole.

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