More positive ~~ vibes ~~ on Senate floor.
A smiling Cornyn tells Padilla, “First guns, now it’s immigration”
“That’s right, we’re going to do it,” Sinema added
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) June 21, 2022
Andrew Surabian, a former Donald Trump administration official, said in reaction to Cornyn’s pledge for amesty, “From selling out on gun control to selling out on amnesty in light speed.”
From selling out on gun control to selling out on amnesty in light speed. https://t.co/hsoepjkEq7
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) June 22, 2022
Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Cornyn have continued to push for amnesty with the help of Democrat allies, including Sens. Padilla and Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Senate Democrat whip.
“The only way that we’re going to get real progress is to have a four-pillar discussion — so immigration reform, DACA, border security and then I think asylum reform is pretty important, particularly with that’s going on with Title 42,” Tillis said in April.
“We’ve got a starting list. There could be some more. But it’s a starting point. I’ve talked to four or five Republican senators today. There’s a genuine interest in doing something,” Durbin said.
Cornyn was recently booed at the Texas annual Republican Party convention last Friday over his work with Democrats to pass gun control.
Well, sounds like Texas Republicans aren’t a fan of Cornyn’s anti-2A bill
Entire convention center just erupted into boos when Cornyn took the stage pic.twitter.com/YUXHHijsOe
— Zachery Henry (@zhenryaz) June 17, 2022
The boos apparently did not faze Cornyn.
“After Sen @JohnCornyn was met with such hatred at the @TexasGOP convention in Houston, I’m told he said to a few people, ‘I’ve never given in to mobs and I’m not starting today,’” Cornyn’s retweet read.
Sen. Cornyn’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.