Shamnesty Fails!… Republican-Led Charge Blocks Bill!
Update: It looks like the media is showing its bias again while covering today’s vote.
The bill’s supporters fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate and clear the way for final passage of the legislation, which critics assailed as offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. The vote was 46 to 53 in favor of limiting the debate.
Senators in both parties said the issue is so volatile that Congress is highly unlikely to revisit it this fall or next year, when the presidential election will increasingly dominate American politics…
It was a victory for Republican conservatives who strongly criticized the bill’s provisions that would have established pathways to lawful status for many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. They were aided by talk radio and TV hosts who repeatedly attacked the bill and urged listeners to flood Congress with calls, faxes and e-mails.
Congratulations to those who still believe in borders and laws!
John Hawkins has an inside scoop from the floor.
Roll Call 46-Yea 52-Nay:
Grouped By Vote Position YEAs —46
Not Voting – 1
Good to see both Missouri Senators on the right side of the fence this time.
Glenn Reynolds thinks it was the YouTube campaign that made the difference.
Mitt Romney released a statement after the vote.
Freshman Senator Corker gets it.