“It allows Republicans to show they are committed to ending Obama’s amnesty once and for all in the next Congress. If we agree it is indeed unconstitutional, we have no business funding it when the GOP controls Congress.”
– Senator Ted Cruz (TX.) before the vote on the ‘CRomnibus’ spending bill
Ted Cruz (along with Mike Lee) tried…he really did…but the Senate rejected his Constitutional proxy ‘Point of Order’ on Obama’s immigration executive action when he directly targeted the funding for the Department of Homeland Security.
Rightfully using the spending bill as leverage to try and stop the implementation of Obama’s executive ordered immigration reform, Cruz tried to defy RINO party leaders and their hanger-ons who cut deals with Obama and Reid to try and assure smooth passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill. So in an attempt to force a Senate vote on said action as a condition for approving this disastrous bill, Cruz presented the argument that the bill violated the Constitution (and it surely does) because it would fund Obama’s plan as it rewrites current on-the-books immigration laws without any say whatsoever from Congress. And Cruz made sure he presented this to the Senate chamber in such a way that it was in keeping with long-standing Senate practices. Continue reading