Late Wednesday, two Republicans, Sens. Kit Bond of Missouri and Richard Burr of North Carolina, told FOX News that they will switch their vote and not try to prevent the filibuster. One Democrat who never votes against cloture, Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, also told FOX News that he will vote "no" this time.Richard Burr has been a particularly surprising open borders advocate as of late who must've been so deluged with constituency outrage that he decided to throw in with the vast majority of the electorate he is supposed to represent.
Encouragingly, House GOP members gave a thundering vote of no-confidence to their colleagues in the upper House today:
Domenici added that a vote Tuesday night in the House GOP conference was very telling for him. Only 23 Republicans of 201 voted against a resolution of disapproval of the Senate measure.Don't grow too weary yet. These are the nine Senators we need to put acute pressure on:
At least nine other senators told FOX News they are undecided or leaning toward a no vote. They include Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor, Jim Webb, Jeff Bingaman, Robert Menendez and Republican Sens. Ted Stevens, Lisa Murkowski, Pete Domenici, Judd Gregg and John Ensign.Let each of them know that the bill is destined for the bottom of the sea and they'd be wise to jump ship now while they're still above water instead of sinking with the ship. Feel free to cut and paste the following:
I've been pleased with your efforts in the in opposition to amnesty and in favor of national security and the rule of law.
Please vote with the vast majority of the American public on Thursday morning to kill S. 1639, a labyrinth of legislation that will among other things offer amnesty in 24 hours to the 12-20 million illegal aliens who've disrespected the rule of law, do nothing to ensure the construction of more than 700 miles of fencing that was approved a year ago, and will increase immigration at a time when so many of our cities are feeling a suffocating strain on infrastructure, vital services, and education.
Simply click on the link embedded in each of the above Senators' names and insert that text. Call and fax them, too. We just need to convince two of them to switch to the pro-sovereignty position.