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Reid Will Shelve the Immigration Bill if Thursday's Cloture Vote Fails

From the Politico:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) could move as early as tonight to wind down debate over the immigration bill - a move that Republicans said they will oppose, possibly stalling the bill for weeks.


Reid told reporters today that he would pull the bill from the floor if Republicans oppose the Thursday cloture vote, which requires support from 60 senators to end debate.

"If the cloture motion fails, I'm not going to proceed on it at this time," Reid said of the immigration bill. "Maybe at some point in the future."

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said his conference wants the debate to continue into next week to allow more time for amendments.

Although many people want something - anything - done about immigration, this bill would make things even worse than they are now because it would encourage even more people to cross the border illegally. It could also conceivably hurt American citizens. I agree with what Mitt Romney said earlier in tonight's debate: enforce the laws that are on the books and enforce the border.

Hat tip: Hot Air


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Comments (12)

Enforce the laws WE ALREADY... (Below threshold)
BillyBob:

Enforce the laws WE ALREADY HAVE NOW!

Why should we support more laws that are ignored?

The fascinating part of thi... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

The fascinating part of this is that Reid wants to invoke cloture to CUT OFF DEBATE...NOT to stop a filibuster.

Nobody, on either side, is filibustering ANYTHING!

Both sides want more time to offer and vote on amendments. That is NOT a filibuster!

I Emailed both Reid & Ensig... (Below threshold)
Vegas Vic:

I Emailed both Reid & Ensign and voiced my position of being against this Immigration (Amnesty) Bill.

Will it do any good? We shall see. But if we don't Squeak...............

(PS: the odds are running 3 to 1 against it passing place your bets!)

For once, Reid does somethi... (Below threshold)
yo:

For once, Reid does something that doesn't make me cringe.

Doesn't nearly make up for the rest of the sh*t he's pulled; but, it's something.

Waiting for a certain indiv... (Below threshold)
The Other JD:

Waiting for a certain individual to drop the Hillary supporter card on Kim Priestap in 5...4...3...2...1...

KILL ITKILL IT... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

KILL IT

KILL IT

KILL IT

Opposition is dying down...... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

Opposition is dying down.....

Yeah, right.

Great news.Note to... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Great news.

Note to Kim: Romney is an open borders advocate (I don't care what he says or what you think he said). Mormons believe that a certain portion of the children of Israel fled to the new world and were turned red. (Not sure why, Book of Mormon unreadable) Anyway, the Lost tribes are Indians now, they say.

So mestizos and Indians are doctrinally supposed to volunteer for Mormonism by supernaturural means, realizing Mormonism is their Home. To cut off the "elect" is anathema to them. Grow the Church is the memE.

Debunked by the human genome project, but they still believe in Jos. Smith so...

BryanD just when did you be... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

BryanD just when did you become a spokesman for the Romney Campaign? You seem to be well versed in what Mormons believe. I watched Romney declare agaist the immigration bill. So one of you is lying, The former governor or you, you lying sack of shit.

bryanD, when you make up li... (Below threshold)
bjalder26:

bryanD, when you make up lies there supposed to at least seem creditable at first glance. Go Romney, kill the bill.

bryand believes 9/11 was an... (Below threshold)
D-Hoggs:

bryand believes 9/11 was an iside job and Timothy Leary was a covert CIA agent, what more is there to be said about his intelligence?

BryanD just when did you... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

BryanD just when did you become a spokesman for the Romney Campaign?

Or the CoLDS for that matter...




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