Fifteen Republicans help advance Gang of Eight amnesty bill in ‘test vote’

montebello450x285On Monday, the so-called “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill received well over 60 votes in what was called a “test vote” on the Corker/Hoeven amendment.

The Senate voted to invoke cloture with an overwhelming 67 votes, including 15 Republicans.

Those Republicans are: Lamar Alexander, Kelly Ayotte, Jeffrey Chiesa, Susan Collins, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch, Dean Heller, John Hoeven, Mark Kirk, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, Marco Rubio, and Roger Wicker.

Six senators — Republicans Saxby Chambliss, Johnny Isakson, Mike Lee, and Mike Enzi, and Democrats Sherrod Brown and Mark Udall — did not vote, but it’s a sure bet that most of them would have.

Hot Air’s Allahpundit put it like this:

“I assume both Dems would have voted yes, and WaPo had both Chambliss and Isakson as ‘potential’ yeses. Figure at least one of them would have caved.”

So, I guess we can call this the first vote in the purposeful destruction of the United States.

When do we start recalling some of these clowns?


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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