Senator Krysten Sinema isn’t blindly voting along her Democrat party lines, and it’s causing major, major problems for Nancy Pelosi and friends.
On Wednesday, Sinema announced that she opposed a $3.5 trillion budget package that included amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. As a result, Senate Democrats do not have the fifty votes necessary to pass such a spending package.
Democrat’s original plan before Sinema ruined it was a little tricky to explain, so here’s an excerpt from Breitbart.com that lays it out better than I ever could:
Democrats, for months, had hoped to slip the amnesty past Congress without facing opposition from Senate Republicans by using the little-known reconciliation process whereby legislation can be approved with only majority support, bypassing a filibuster, if the Senate Parliamentarian decides the legislation is mostly spending related.
The amnesty via reconciliation would give green cards to illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, those who work on farms, those provided Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and those Congress considers “essential” — a population well into the millions.
Perhaps Sinema being the only sensible Dem on this issue has something to do with her proximity to the problem. Unlike Kamala Harris, not only has Sinema been to the southern border, she IS a border state.
Current analysts predict that 1.7 million illegal immigrants will reach the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of the year, many of which would end up residing in the land of Sinema.
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