State of Play in the Senate

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 and is filed under Blog, Immigration, News

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We are proud to have been the first major comprehensive conservative organization to formulate a cogent immigration policy and lead the fight against reckless amnesty from day one.  When we began the fight, very few conservatives on and off the Hill were willing to publicly oppose Obama’s immigration policy, as many of them were intimidated by the phony electoral prognosis propagated by GOP consultants.

Now, several months later, the tide is turning, and it is turning rapidly.  The base is on fire, and very few Republicans want to be associated with Rubio and his silly gang.  Honestly, I didn’t think we were able to defeat this bill in the Senate, and have been focusing much of our efforts on the House side.  But is appears that we are well within striking distance of defeating this bill.  Here are the people who need to hear from you.

The four GOP gang members – McCain, Graham, Flake, Rubio – along with Ayotte, Heller, Collins, and Murkowski, are probably a lost cause.  However, there are also enough red state Democrats who are jittery about supporting this bill to deny Schumer 60 votes, and certainly a super-majority.  Yet, two insipid RINOs, Bob Corker and John Hoeven, who represent solid red states, are attempting to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.  They are working tirelessly with Schumer to craft a phony compromise that will add some window dressing for border security after all of the illegals are granted amnesty.  They can potentially bring along with them a dozen more Republicans who badly want this bill.

Please call the following members:

Lamar Alexander: 202-224-4944
Saxby Chambliss: 202-224-3521
Tom Coburn: 202-224-5754
Bob Corker: 202-224-3344
John Cornyn: 202-224-2934

Orin Hatch: 202-224-5251
John Hoeven: – 202-224-2551
Johnny Isakson: 202-224-3643
Mike Johanns: 202-224-4224
Ron Johnson: 202-224-5323
Mitch McConnell: 202-224-2541
Rand Paul: 202-224-4343

Rob Portman: 202-224-3353

Also, call the following Democrats who could potentially be pressured into backing off from this travesty:

Mark Pryor: 202- 224-2353

Joe Manchin: 202-224-3954

Kay Hagan: 202-224-6342

Heidi Heitkamp: 202-224-2043

Jon Tester: 202-224-2644