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Final Immigration Vote Breakdown

Posted by Joshua Price on June 29, 2007

After combing through the vote breakdown I have decided to post the names of the Republican Senators who voted along with Democrats like Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Barack Obama and Dick Durbin…just to name a few.

  • Bob Bennett (R-Utah)
  • Larry Craig (R-Idaho)
  • Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
  • Judd Gregg (R-New Hampshire)
  • Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska)
  • Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)
  • Trent Lott (R-Mississippi)
  • Richard Lugar (R-Indiana)
  • Mel Martinez (R-Florida)
  • John McCain (R-Arizona)
  • Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)
  • Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania)

As you can see the usual RINOs are all pretty much here: Snowe, McCain, Specter, and Hagel. But there are a couple of surprises like Lindsey Graham. Senator Graham will probably get thrown out of South Carolina (well, at least the Senate) after his position on this bill.

Trent Lott has become a huge disappoint lately with his ineffective and lackluster leadership as Senate Majority leader and now his support for this bill. Oh, and not to mention his comments about talk radio running the country and needing to do something about it. I must say it has been quite entertaining to hear him attempt to walk his comments back by saying he meant that politicians needed to do a better job of explaining legislation to the public. Many supporters of this bill actually believe that it was so unpopular due to lack of knowledge of the bill. No, it failed because of the knowledge of the bill

That brings us to Sen. Mel Martinez. Yes, the General Chairman of the Republican National Committee voted to end debate on the bill. I really hope this does not signal the official stance of the GOP for the next couple of years on this issue.

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