Rule by Oligarchy
- Bowing down to their open borders Masters on Wall Street looking for cheap labor, the GOP finds every excuse possible not to control immigration.
- The GOP kept the borders wide open when they controlled Congress from 1995 to 2007. They allowed millions of legal and illegal aliens in to take the jobs of American citizens and drive wages down.
(Roll Call) - Some conservatives are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to turn toward the so-called nuclear option.
“Mitch McConnell can change the rules of the Senate,” Rep. Raúl R. Labrador said Thursday at a panel discussion with conservative lawmakers. “And this is important enough for Mitch McConnell to change the rules of the Senate.”
Senate Democrats used the nuclear option to change the rules in the last Congress for “low-level appointments,” Labrador noted. “We’re talking about a constitutional crisis,” he said.
Labrador was referring to President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, which Republicans are attempting to block through the DHS funding bill.
The Idaho Republican is frustrated with GOP Senators who insist the House should send them a clean funding measure because they can’t reach 60 votes on a procedural motion to take up the bill.
That advice is not sitting well with conservatives, nor with Speaker John A. Boehner and others in House GOP leadership.
Other conservative Senate Republicans, however, were reluctant to join the call for rule changes.
At a separate news conference Thursday, GOP Sens. Dan Sullivan of Alaska and Ted Cruz of Texas suggested they weren’t planning to push the nuclear option any time soon.
“I don’t think that’s an option we’re looking at right now,” said Sullivan.
“I think the Senate rules wisely protect the minority,” Cruz piped in. “The answer is not to change the Senate rules. The answer is for Senate Democrats not to be obstructionist. And even more so, the answer is for Senate Democrats to be held accountable if they are simultaneously being hypocritical.”
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