US Senate to the American People: No Border Fence for You
All of the Gang of Eight voted against border security, which Congress had already promised to deliver years ago, today.
Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built.
The 54-39 vote to reject the fence shows the core of the immigration deal is holding. The vote broke mostly along party lines, though five Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio and the rest of the bill’s authors, voted against the fence, and two Democrats voted for it.
Republicans had offered the fence as a way to build the confidence of voters skeptical that the government will enforce its laws, but opponents said building more fencing is costly, would take too long, and shouldn’t be dictated by Washington.
Sen. Marco Rubio described the bill he now supports as amnesty in 2010, when he opposed the bill. He promised border security before legalization. He now supports the bill he once decried, and votes against the thing he said should come first.
Yet he thinks we should trust him and his fellow Gangsters.