Senate Rejects Border Fence as Mock Conservative Marco Rubio Sides With Democrats
You’ve probably seen this ad.
The one where Marco Rubio says the “Gang of 8” immigration bill will bring the toughest border security in history.
Marco calls it “security on steroids.”
Yeah, well it was all BS.
Senate Democrats along with five Republicans, including Marco Rubio, rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago.
The Washington Times reported:
Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built.
The 54-39 vote to reject the fence shows the core of the immigration deal is holding. The vote broke mostly along party lines, though five Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio and the rest of the bill’s authors, voted against the fence, and two Democrats voted for it.
Republicans had offered the fence as a way to build the confidence of voters skeptical that the government will enforce its laws, but opponents said building more fencing is costly, would take too long, and shouldn’t be dictated by Washington.
What a disappointment.