5 Republicans Who Voted for Amnesty Bill Also Voted for Gun Control a Few Months Ago
Seven House Republicans decided to join mass migration-supporting Democrats by voting for an amnesty bill that would protect illegal immigrants from deportation and give millions a pathway to permanent citizenship.
The seven Republicans who voted for amnesty were:
Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon
Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
Texas Rep. Will Hurd
Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse
New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith
Michigan Rep. Fred Upton
Interestingly enough, Brian Fitzpatrick, Fred Upton, Chris Smith, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Will Hurd voted for H.R. 8, the universal gun registration bill back in February. This bill was the largest expansion of gun control at the federal level since the passage of the Brady Act in the 1990s.
The American Dream and Promise Act went through the House with a 236-187 vote. This legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and will grant permanent status to illegal aliens who entered the U.S. illegally as minors, as well as to aliens living in America under Temporary Protected Status.
Not only are the chances of this bill dying in the Republican-controlled Senate high, but it will likely receive Trump’s veto as well. Trump claims that this bill would undermine “key administration immigration objectives and policy priorities, such as protecting our communities and defending our borders.”
This latest vote count demonstrates that there are still Republicans in Congress that cannot be relied on for key issues such as gun rights and immigration. Grassroots activists should have these names on file come primary season so that they can put up more conservative alternatives to challenge these politicians.