The Senate voted 82-15 on Tuesday to end debate on a motion to proceed to a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
The Senate is expected to continue work on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act throughout June. The next vote will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday — that will be on the actual motion to proceed to the bill.
The four Republican members of the Gang of Eight — Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Jeff Flake (R- Ariz.) — were joined by more than 20 other GOP senators in voting to advance the debate. That strong support is expected to dwindle if certain amendments aren't agreed to.
"As an elected leader in my party, it’s my view that we at least need to try to improve a situation that as far as I can tell very few people believe is working well either for our own citizens, or for those around the world who aspire to become Americans," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said ahead of the vote Tuesday. "I’ll vote to debate it and for the opportunity to amend it, but in the days ahead there will need to be major changes to this bill if it’s going to become law."Fifteen Republicans are patriots and stood on principle to stop this misguided bill, which is nothing but a RINO attempt to give Richard Milhous Obama his dream of amnesty for the millions of people who broke our immigration laws.
And America, I as a citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia have to apologize for the putrid junior Senator Tim Kaine, who gave his floor speech in Spanish. He and our other Senator, Mark Warner, claim to be "moderate" Democraps, but in reality have been nothing but lapdogs and loyal goostesteppers for the Obama Socialist Agenda. Tim Kaine certainly doesn't represent the United States, much less the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Stick a fork in Marco Rubio, because he's done. That two-faced RINO.