By Duncan Smith
Sen. Tom Cotton, a Harvard-educated lawyer and a multi-tour U.S. Army infantry veteran, is one of the good guys in Congress.
He fights for Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda and was even doing so even before The Donald became president in 2016.
He still fights for America First, and he gave an update on Joe Biden’s America Last immigration amnesty disgrace on Monday in an interview with Breitbart News:
In an exclusive interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU), Cotton said Biden's amnesty plan will, in an all likelihood, not pass the U.S. Senate because it will not get the 60 votes to overcome the filibuster threshold. Asked in the interview if Biden's plan would pass Congress, Cotton replied 'not if I have anything to do with it.'
To get past the filibuster, Biden's proposed amnesty would need 60 votes in the Senate. With a 50-50 split in the Senate between Republicans and Democrats, that means 10 Republicans would need to support an amnesty plan. Cotton believes Democrats will not get anywhere near that number, which means Biden's plans for an amnesty are dead on arrival in Congress. At this stage, zero Republicans have signaled support for any of Biden's amnesty agenda.
'I can tell you, in my eight years in the Congress, two in the House when I helped stop the terrible Gang of Eight bill in 2013 and then six years in the Senate, I can tell you Senate Republicans have gotten much tougher on the border, much stronger on an immigration system that works for working Americans — not just for illegal aliens and foreigners,' Cotton said. 'So I'm pretty confident that we've got the votes to stop it in the Senate.
'However, we can't take our eye off the ball on what Joe Biden is doing though executive action rolling back a lot of Donald Trump's very common sense America First policies,' Cotton continued. 'Like today, literally, our government is seeking out illegal aliens in Mexico that Donald Trump turned away and inviting them to come back to the border. If that's not catch and release, that's like recruit and release.'
He went on to discuss the hypocrisy and the absurdity of Biden’s immigration policies (such as they are) regarding COVID testing.
'You have to have a coronavirus test to fly into the country but not to cross at our border,' Cotton said. 'But look at what we also have happening at our border. This is February. We just had a massive winter storm all the way down to the Texas border last week and yet you have thousands of migrants showing up at our border in the dead of winter.
“What do they think that's going to be like in 60 days when it's warm in Texas? I mean this is going to be an unprecedented migrant crisis if Joe Biden and the Democrats don't say loudly and clearly to the entire world you cannot come to our border and expect to get in. You have to follow our laws, and you have to come here the right way,” he added.
Joe Biden’s handlers are working overtime to impose their ‘destroy America’ agenda as fast as possible because they know that in less than two years, Democrats are liable to lose either the House or the Senate or both; in order to maintain control, they’re going to have to get a lot more voters and change rules that prevent Republican victories.
Thank God we have lawmaker-patriots like Tom Cotton working for us instead of the Marxists.
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