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QOTD: Tom Cotton

QOTD: Tom Cotton

by digby


Speaking about the bipartisan bill that's coming up for a vote in the Senate:
Sen Cotton on the Rounds-King Commonsense Coalition bipartisan immigration bill: "If the Republicans have simply acquiesced to the Democrats' position, it's a Democratic bill, calling it bipartisan doesn't make it so."

Actually having many co-sponsors from both parties and Independents is the very definition of bipartisan. He seems to think that unless a bill is passed by a majority of Republicans it isn't. He is wrong. In fact, historically speaking, this used to happen all the time.

But he's not the only one having a total meltdown over this. Look at what your taxpayer dollars are paying for today coming from the Department of Homeland Security:

The Schumer-Rounds-Collins proposal destroys the ability of the men and women from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to remove millions of illegal aliens. It would be the end of immigration enforcement in America and only serve to draw millions more illegal aliens with no way to remove them.  By halting immigration enforcement for all aliens who will arrive before June 2018, it ignores the lessons of 9/11 and significantly increases the risk of crime and terrorism. 
It is an egregious violation of the four compromise pillars laid out by the President’s immigration reform framework. Instead of helping to secure the border as the President has repeatedly asked Congress to do, it would do the exact opposite and make our border far more open and porous. It would ensure a massive wave of new illegal immigration by exacerbating the pull factors caused by legal loopholes.  By keeping chain migration intact, the amendment would expand the total legalized population to potentially ten million new legal aliens – simultaneously leading to undercutting the wages of American workers, threatening public safety and undermining national security. 
The changes proposed by Senators Schumer-Rounds-Collins would effectively make the United States a Sanctuary Nation where ignoring the rule of law is encouraged.
I sure hope nobody put this in a text message to his girlfriend or somebody might think there was a political bias at the Department of Homeland Security.

It continues in equally heated language.