Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Republicans to Push Amendment Preventing Arizona Lawsuit

Since the Democrats have overwhelming control of the Senate, it is unlikely this amendment will get any traction. Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.) and David Vitter (La.) should be commended for the effort.

The Hill reported:
Two Republican senators announced Wednesday they will attempt to amend legislation to prevent the Obama administration from suing Arizona over its controversial immigration law.

Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.) and David Vitter (La.) said they would try to attach the language to small-business legislation set to be debated on the Senate floor next week.

The two Republicans have been some of the most outspoken members of their conference against the lawsuit, which argues that the law violates the Constitution and threatens to create a patchwork of incongruent immigration standards through the country...

The South Carolina senator added that President Obama “should get serious and stop holding border security hostage to pass amnesty and score points with his liberal base.”

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