During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, plenty of Republicans offered amendments to the bill so that border security would be strictly enforced and/or enhanced. The result? Nearly every amendment was voted down. And not surprisingly, Republican gang members Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Jeff Flake voted with the Democrats to kill the additional border security provisions.
The Brody File doesn’t doubt that Flake and Graham believe that border security must be enhanced despite voting against the amendments. But let’s be real. They voted against the amendments because they’re trying to keep their original Gang of Eight immigration bill intact as much as possible. The more changes, the less likely it is to pass, especially with strong bi-partisan numbers.
So this is really about politics. This is about getting a bill passed rather than making the bill stronger.