Many thanks of gratitude to our consistent anti-amnesty senate champions!
Senators Byrd (D-W.Va.), Dorgan (D-N.D.), Sessions (R-Ala.), Vitter (R-La.), DeMint (R-S.C.), and the Oklahoma Republicans Inhofe and Coburn.
“This immigration bill has become a war between the American people and their government,” said Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., one of the bill’s chief opponents. “This vote today is really not about immigration. It’s about whether or not we’re going to listen to the American people and realize that we need to proceed more carefully in a more sensitive manner and appear to be listening to the concerns of the American people.” ABC news reported yesterday although they could have chosen any number of more eloquent quotes by Senator Jim DeMint, R-S.C in behalf of the American people. Indeed I was reminded of Jimmy Stewarts role in “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” as this Jr. Senator stood his ground against Harry Reid’s attempted intimidations and flat dictatorial actions as he refused or limited opposition’s voice to be heard. DeMint earned my respect, I hope he keeps it. Watching our anti-amnesty champions Senators Byrd, Sessions, Dorgan, Vitter, Inhofe, Coburn, DeMint I was grateful that there are still a few, if but a handful of our elected body members of government who still stand for our Republic, our country and “the people’s” voice and interests. I was more than touched to watch and hear Senator Byrd of WV, who was allowed the floor for 20 minutes by the “Master of the Universe”, Harry Reid, as Senator Sessions aptly dubbed him, wrap up the amnesty bill argument with a vow of allegiance to this country and our Constitution “as long as I have a breath left in my body”. Amen Senator Byrd! We need many more representatives in our legislative body with that kind of allegiance to the best interests of this great nation!
Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., and Sen. Nelson, D-Ne loitered on the floor of the Senate until that crucial 40 vote margin against the bill was achieved, after which they voted against it.
Following are the Anti-American Scarlet Red Amnesty Senators who we promised would be defeated at election time. We continually told these senators we will NOT have short memories when their election time rolls around and as many of you reported their arrogance to state, think or believe their “yes” votes for amnesty will not make a difference in their re-election, we need to make sure, we fulfill our promise to them and prove to them a new constituency has arisen through this issue, the old status quo of no representation is no longer acceptable. Vote these flaming American traitors out of office!
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress – 1st Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Vote Summary Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on S.1639 )
Vote Number: 235 Vote Date: June 28, 2007, 11:04 AM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected!
Measure Number: S. 1639
NAYs 53 Not Voting 1
Measure Title: A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 46