There is no question that President Obama’s executive amnesty violates the Constitution. Even the president acknowledged back in September that he would be “ignoring the law” to carry out such an action.
Ted Cruz (R-TX)U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised a constitutional point of order against the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending that, if sustained, would have sent the bill back to the House to remove amnesty funding.
Unfortunately, a group of Republicans joined the Democrats in voting to reject Cruz’s point of order and to ignore the serious constitutional problems with the president’s executive amnesty.
These 20 Republicans voted to waive the Constitution.
Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Orrin Hatch (R-UT) John Barrasso (R-WY) Dean Heller (R-NV) Dan Coats (R-IN) Ron Johnson (R-WI) Thad Cochran (R-MS) Mark Kirk (R-IL) Susan Collins (R-ME) John McCain (R-AZ) Bob Corker (R-TN) Mitch McConnell (R-KY) John Cornyn (R-TX) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Mike Enzi (R-WY) Pat Toomey (R-PA) Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Roger Wicker (R-MS)
CR #353, 12/13/14
SENATE PASSES $1.1 TRILLION OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL
After waiving the constitutional point of order, the Senate passed the omnibus bill, which fully funds Obamacare, does nothing to stop the president’s amnesty, and includes an earmark to help the DC establishment defeat conservative challengers.
These 24 Republicans voted for the bill.
Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Orrin Hatch (R-UT) John Barrasso (R-WY) John Hoeven (R-ND) Roy Blunt (R-MO) Johnny Isakson (R-GA) John Boozman (R-AR) Mike Johanns (R-NE) Richard Burr (R-NC) Mark Kirk (R-IL) Dan Coats (R-IN) Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Thad Cochran (R-MS) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Susan Collins (R-ME) Pat Roberts (R-KS) John Cornyn (R-TX) John Thune (R-SD) Mike Enzi (R-WY) Pat Toomey (R-PA) Deb Fischer (R-NE) Roger Wicker (R-MS)