Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) told Breitbart News on Sunday that he is confident Joe Biden’s amnesty bill will not pass the Senate, saying:
“In my eight years in the Congress, two in the House when I helped stop the terrible Gang of Eight bill in 2013 and then six years in the Senate, I can tell you Senate Republicans have gotten much tougher on the border, much stronger on an immigration system that works for working Americans — not just for illegal aliens and foreigners. So I’m pretty confident that we’ve got the votes to stop it in the Senate.”
With the filibuster rule in place, any given bill requires 60 votes in the Senate. Each party has 50 votes. The Democrats would therefore need to pick up 10 votes among the Republicans, and Cotton says that won’t happen.
The more immediate danger, Cotton says, is what Biden can do and is doing through executive orders (EOs). Since his inauguration on January 20, Biden has issued an unprecedented number of such orders, including orders to restore catch and release, rescind MPP, pause deportations, and so on. Some of these–such as the last–are being challenged in court, but presidents enjoy considerable latitude in issuing EOs and Biden surely has more in mind. Cotton says:
[W]e can’t take our eye off the ball on what Joe Biden is doing though executive action. Like today, literally, our government is seeking out illegal aliens in Mexico that Donald Trump turned away and inviting them to come back to the border. If that’s not catch and release, that’s like recruit and release.
For more, see Breitbart News.