Wednesday, June 27, 2018

McSally Only AZ GOP Rep. Voting For Failed Immigration Bill

(UPDATE, 2:05pm: Rep. McSally released a statement within the last hour: “I believe the legislation I have been working on since September of last year, the Securing America’s Future Act, took a stronger approach to addressing these problems, but I do not believe making the perfect the enemy of the good does anything to make our country safer either. However, like President Trump, I supported this bill because it represents a tangible solution for these important issues. I stand ready and look forward to continuing to work with the President to find a way to get the mission done.” Full news release.)

Four of Arizona's five Arizona Republicans in the U.S. House voted to kill today's immigration bill, hours after it received an endorsement from President Trump. The lone holdout was Rep. Martha McSally (R-CD2), who had been involved in pushing the more hard-line bill that was defeated last week.

Today's vote was 121-301, and all of the Democrats voted against the Republican compromise. 112 Republican members did not support it, either.

McSally has not made any public comments today about the bill. Earlier today, President Trump tweeted his endorsement, calling it "STRONG BUT FAIR". However, that nearly half of the GOP House Members could not go along with it may undercut the President's frequent argument that "open border" (and pro-crime) Democrats are responsible for the immigration stalemate.

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