With President Joe Biden in the White House and Democrats in control of the Senate and House, it appears to be smooth sailing for the left. And many progressive policies are on the agenda.
However, Republicans are doing everything they can to thwart some of those policies, especially those that could prove dangerous to the country.
And one of Biden’s more controversial plans might’ve just hit a big roadblock.
For weeks now, the Biden administration has pushed their amnesty bill, which would allow millions of foreign-born U.S. residents to achieve citizenship.
Most leading Democrats support the idea, of course. They think we should be focusing on this citizenship plan, rather than cracking down on our historically porous southern border.
But one Republican Senator thinks this policy won’t pass.
He says Democrats won’t get the votes they need to beat the filibuster, and that’s good news for GOP backers.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) told Breitbart News that he is confident Senate Republicans have the votes to stop President Joe Biden from passing an amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens in America in the U.S. Senate.
In speaking exclusively to Breitbart at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Cotton appeared confident and even bullish on his stance.
First, he said the amnesty bill won’t pass through the Senate because it won’t get the 60 votes required to overcome the filibuster threshold.
Then, when asked if it would pass Congress, he replied simply: “Not if I have anything to do with it.”
Cotton believes Democrats are underestimating Senate Republicans and their hard-nosed viewpoint on the border situation:
…I can tell you Senate Republicans have gotten much tougher on the border, much stronger on an immigration system that works for working Americans…
So I’m pretty confident that we’ve got the votes to stop it in the Senate.
Currently, with a 50-50 split in the Senate, Democrats would need 10 Republicans to jump on board the amnesty plan. Up to this point, Dems seemed hopeful this would happen.
But Cotton says in fact, they won’t “get anywhere near that number.”
This would mean Biden’s policy will essentially be DOA when it arrives in Congress. And it’s important to note that thus far, Cotton might be right: no Republicans have voiced their support for amnesty.
Sen. Cotton didn’t stop there, though.
He added that even if Biden’s plan falls through, it still shows that the current POTUS will keep trying to roll back former President Donald Trump’s policies.
Cotton called Trump’s actions “very common sense America First policies,” while simultaneously slamming Biden’s for basically being very anti-American.
And if the amnesty bill does fail to pass, it’s likely that Democrats will simply try again in the future with a modified policy.
Even so, you can bet Republicans will continue to stand against any plan that appears to place American citizens a distant second.
- Sen. Tom Cotton delivered a blow to Democrat hopes concerning President Joe Biden’s amnesty plan.
- Cotton believes they won’t get the necessary votes in the Senate, and the bill will fail in the Senate.
- Democrats need 10 Republicans on their side to overcome the filibuster. But Cotton reminds us that no Republicans have voiced their support for the idea.