WHERE WAS SOUTH CAROLINA’S SENATOR ON CRITICAL IMMIGRATION VOTE?
“Republicans” in the U.S. Senate needed sixty votes this week to advance a bill by U.S. Senator David Vitter cracking down on “Sanctuary Cities,” or municipalities which refuse to enforce the country’s immigration laws.
They didn’t get them …
One “Republican” (Illinois’ Mark Kirk) voted against the bill, while another – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham – did not vote.
Vitter’s bill would have blocked specific federal funding from states or cities which refused to turn over immigrants who are in the country illegally. It would have also imposed a mandatory minimum jail sentence of five years for immigrants who re-enter the country after having been previously convicted of an aggravated felony.
Where was Graham? We know his joke of a presidential campaign completed a ten-day swing through New Hampshire last Friday, but where was he Monday afternoon during the U.S. Senate vote?
Good question …
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida – both of whom are running legitimate presidential campaigns – managed to find the time to vote for Vitter’s bill. So did U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
So again … where was Graham?
During a rally in Anderson, S.C. earlier this week, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told a crowd of 7,000-8,000 people that Graham needed to stop campaigning and “go home and better represent his own people.”