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Rand Paul threatens to support filibustering immigration bill
Yahoo News ^ | 20 Jun 2013 | Chris Moody

Posted on 06/20/2013 2:00:38 PM PDT by mandaladon

Sen. Rand Paul plans to support a filibuster of the Senate immigration bill unless it grants Congress more border security oversight, the Kentucky Republican said on Thursday. Paul does not plan to stand on the Senate floor for 13 hours straight like he did in March to protest President Barack Obama's drone policy, but he will withhold support for a motion to end debate on the bill, a procedural tactic that effectively could block the bill from seeing a final vote. "Unless they change the bill, I will vote on the side of not ending the debate, which is essentially like a filibuster, but it's not the filibuster people think of," Paul said during an interview on the "Andrea Tantaros Show." On Wednesday, the Senate rejected an amendment to the immigration bill proposed by Paul that would require the Congress to vote on whether members deem the U.S. borders "secure" every year for five years and mandate the construction of a fence along the border with Mexico. All eight members of the bipartisan group of lawmakers who wrote the original bill voted against Paul's proposal. As the bill is currently written, agencies under the executive branch will determine border security, not Congress. Paul said he "can't imagine" that proponents of the immigration bill will succeed in persuading him to support the final bill if more border security amendments are rejected.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; randpaul
"If it got stronger, I could consider it, but since they rejected my call to have Congress involved with determining whether the border is secure, I can't imagine how they can get me back unless they come back to me and say, 'We've changed our mind,'" he said. "We would like Congress to be involved in this."...................We'll see
1 posted on 06/20/2013 2:00:38 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

We already have a law that says a fence must be built. They just ignore it. Why should we believe them now?


2 posted on 06/20/2013 2:02:30 PM PDT by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

Exactly. The Demonicrats just need to promise Rand more border security in the bill and then ignore their promise when it passes.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 2:08:26 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: mandaladon

Big deal. He will huff, puff and filibuster again and then vote for it anyway.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 2:10:24 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: sickoflibs; Nextrush; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale
>> Paul said he "can't imagine" that proponents of the immigration bill will succeed in persuading him to support the final bill if more border security amendments are rejected. <<

"As a principled constitutional conservative, I will NEVER EVER vote for an immigration bill that doesn't secure the border!" Paul said at a gathering of Tea Partiers for Deporting Illegals, to thunderous applause. Before the audience could field questions, Paul noted "I'm sorry I can't stay, I have to attend a meeting of Hispanics for Libertarian Border Policies in two hours and promise them that I can't imagine supporting an immigration bill that doesn't include amnesty. Oh crap! I was thinking out loud again. Forget that last part"

5 posted on 06/20/2013 2:10:40 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: mandaladon

This administration ignores laws with which it disagrees. If they don’t like the law, they won’t enforce it. Their lack of respect for the law engenders the same reaction by people outside the Federal Government.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 2:11:06 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: mandaladon
BUILD THE DAMN FENCE!!!
7 posted on 06/20/2013 2:11:15 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: mandaladon

Yeah, it’s my understanding that Kay Bailey Hutchison undermined that law with another. If true, pretty odd for a Senator from Texas. But just another RINO, I suppose.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 2:14:02 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: mandaladon

Rand ... Way too little, Way too late

TT


9 posted on 06/20/2013 2:14:51 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: fwdude

been there done that and the fence is still not there nor is border security.

Legal immigrants have to go to their home country and apply for a visa at the American consulate so why not have all illegals go back to their own countries and then apply like legal immigrants do.\\All these people saying we can’t round them up , we don’t have to as we only have to tell them to go home if they want to stay and if they do not then they are arrested, no welfare, education , medical etc and they blow their chance of ever coming back

Of course when the fence and security is done and it’s hard to get here.
We also track those on visas so they do not overstay their visas like so many do form Asia, Ireland and Africa.

Hell big northern and western cities would see half the Chinese population and Indians disappear


10 posted on 06/20/2013 2:15:20 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: TexasTransplant

Rand yet again was for it now against it and he;s seen what is happening to Rubio and is back tracking.

Cruz and Sarah please run


11 posted on 06/20/2013 2:16:16 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mandaladon

Even if there is language for a fence and for 20,000 more BP agents, the Obastard administration will just ignore it.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 2:18:07 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: BillyBoy; sickoflibs; Nextrush; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...

” “As a principled constitutional conservative, I will NEVER EVER vote for an immigration bill that doesn’t secure the border!” Paul said at a gathering of Tea Partiers for Deporting Illegals, to thunderous applause”

BULL

The 1986 amnesty promised border enforcement, and we have been waiting 25+ years to see it.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 2:19:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

NO AMNESTY!!


14 posted on 06/20/2013 2:20:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: mandaladon

Paul threatens?

Do or not do. Threats are meaningless.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 2:33:19 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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Kill the bill and the idiotic posturing.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 2:36:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: shelterguy
Big deal. He will huff, puff and filibuster again and then vote for it anyway.

Behind closed doors I am certain Rand would say he is for FULL amnesty.

Rand is not to be trusted at all.

17 posted on 06/20/2013 2:51:56 PM PDT by sand88
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To: manc
Cruz and Sarah please run

These two and Lee are the only true Conservatives on the scene today.

18 posted on 06/20/2013 2:53:58 PM PDT by sand88
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To: fwdude

Agree. Smarten up, Senator Paul.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 3:00:10 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: sand88

You must include Gowdy and Chaffetz.....both good guys. Just pray they don’t drink the DC Koolaid.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 3:03:30 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California
You must include Gowdy and Chaffetz.....both good guys. Just pray they don’t drink the DC Koolaid.

Yes, they have been strong so far. Very sharp.

I enjoy Gowdy's passion. He definitely is not afraid to take it to the left.

21 posted on 06/20/2013 3:31:12 PM PDT by sand88
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To: mandaladon; All

Randmesty is trying to save his butt from supporting Amnesty

Randmesty the Harvey Dent of politics


22 posted on 06/20/2013 3:51:04 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: mandaladon

Didn’t Kay Bailey Hutchison get a law through a few years ago watering down the fence-building?


23 posted on 06/20/2013 4:52:36 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yea! Great photo.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 5:07:40 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: BillyBoy

Rand Paul has said he is going to give them provisional legal status while he secures the border.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 5:28:58 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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26 posted on 06/20/2013 9:52:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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