The Cornyn amendment to the Gang of Eight amnesty bill was a sham even before this afternoon. Now, with Cornyn’s fence requirement reportedly dropped, it’s even more so.
— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) June 12, 2013
Meanwhile, the kabuki goes on, as the usual suspects continue to pretend that the do-nothing Cornyn amendment is tough as nails:
Anti-immigrant Cornyn vs. gang of 8 today http://t.co/EKnnjYqPGK
— DRM Action Coalition (@DRMAction) June 12, 2013
— YCDT (@YakimaDreamTeam) June 12, 2013
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A few days ago, talk radio host Hugh Hewitt wrote, “Border security means a fence to the vast majority of conservatives willing to support the reform bill. No fence, no support.”
We hope Hewitt is right, but we’re not so sure.
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Trust me, on border security, the Gang of 8 sez, refusing Cornyn trigger amendment that would provide results and not just empty promises.
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 13, 2013