Well, thankfully, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (CIRA, S. 2611) was tabled this evening. Harry Reid didn’t get the votes he needed to end debate in the Senate and shove this crummy amnesty bill down our collective throats. He’s vowed that it will return, but we can breathe a sigh of relief for now.
What I didn’t realize is that CIRA has been around since May 2006, and is the same bill the Senate already passed before the most recent mid-term elections. Fortunately, the Republicans held the majority in the House at the time and were not afflicted by the madness their cohorts in the Senate were suffering from; House Republicans had enough sense to kill the bill.
I also didn’t realize until this evening that Sen. Warner voted in favor of the very amnesty provisions in CIRA that so many Americans find so objectionable. In fact, his voting record on illegal immigration is simply appalling.
Sen. Warner, I said it and I meant it. You’ve done good work in other areas, but this issue is so important to the continued stability and survival of our nation that I cannot support any public official who gets it wrong. Not you, not Sen. McCain, and not President Bush.
I don’t relish this one bit, but we’re done. Finito. I don’t labor under any delusions about the vacancy of your Senate seat in the near future, but unless you change your tune on these matters, I’ll never cast a vote for you again.