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.
"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."