Do Republicans Want To Break Immigration Pledge?

Fox’s Tucker Carlson released a statement warning that “some” Republicans are wanting to break their immigration pledge.

Partial transcript as follows:

Last year, congressional Republicans, you remember, passed a major tax reform bill. It accomplished a big goal for them and many of their donors. But tax reform wasn’t what Republicans ran on in 2016, popular as it may be now. At the time, they ran, you will remember, on immigration and a promise to treat America’s borders like they are actual borders and matter, like this was a real country. Now some Republicans in Congress want to betray that pledge in the most dramatic possible way.

They’re working tonight to pass a so-called discharge petition in the House. It would force votes on a slew of immigration matters, including some that would give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. How many? We can’t say, because when you push on the numbers a little bit it turns out that nobody actually knows how many illegal immigrants live in this country. And when when we say it nobody knows, we mean nobody knows to within like 10 million. The estimate you hear for almost everyone is 11 million.

Eleven million illegal aliens living in this country. That number comes from Pew. It hasn’t changed in a decade, and that should be a tip-off, because over the last decade, illegal arrivals have continued and now states are actively sabotaging deportation efforts. The real figure it turns out is much, much higher. The ICE director Thomas Homan admitted that much last year. We know 11 million is not correct. So what’s the real number? An unpublished paper by Yale, three professors there, estimates there could be 23 million illegal immigrants in the United States.

On the low end is 17 million. Even back in 2005, analysts at Bear Stearns guessed the real number was probably 20 million or more. The bottom line is we don’t know exactly how many are here, but some members of the House Republican Caucus think it is a good idea to give amnesty to some of them, or maybe all of them. It’s not what the voters wanted, but they apparently don’t care.


  • Rich

    THE GOP GOING TO STAP AS IN THE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rmagnano

    If any of the Republicans who previously voted on immigration and a promise to treat America’s borders like they are actual borders who try to re-nag it. I ask the voters of America, is there any elected who mean what they say?

  • Martin

    Throw them out of office if they vote for AMNESTY.

  • Frank McDaniel

    Any Republican who campaigned on securing our borders and now changes that stance needs to be challenged in the primary and defeated by a Republican who has the integrity and backbone to work with President Trump to secure our borders.

    • metheoldsarge

      My thoughts exactly. There are 33 Senate seats up for grabs this year. They are 8 Republicans, 23 Democrats and 2 independents. All the seats in the House are up for grabs. Get them in the primaries. By encouraging new candidates to run against the incumbents in the Primaries, you can vote against the incumbent without having to sacrifice party loyalty. That is what happened to Arlin Specter, Tom Foley and Eric Cantor.

  • rick meek

    Of Course – The money’s better of the other side of the aisle….

  • metheoldsarge

    I’m not saying anything new here that I haven’t said numerous times in the past. Just saying the things that need to be said over and over
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    As much as I hate to say it, a conservative Majority in Congress is a joke. The liberals never lost control of Congress. The GOP has done everything to disappoint me and nothing to impress me. The way the RINOs have been acting this past year, I suspect that one of two things will happen this year. Many RINOs could lose their seats to other Republican challengers in the Primaries or lose them to Democrats in the General Midterm.

    We need to send all those old career politicians, from both parties, into forced retirement. Should that mean replacing them with the other party? Of course not! What this country has been caught in is a good old fashioned rut. One party makes all kinds of promises. When they get elected they go back to business as usual. The voters get mad and vote in the other party. Again we get business as usual. There is one thing the voters need to realize. You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results.

    There are 33 Senate seats up for grabs this year. They are 8 Republicans, 23 Democrats and 2 independents. All the seats in the House are up for grabs. Get them in the primaries. By encouraging new candidates to run against the incumbents in the Primaries, you can vote against the incumbent without having to sacrifice party loyalty. That is what happened to Arlin Specter, Tom Foley and Eric Cantor.

    Trump and the Republicans seem to have forgotten what got them elected and/or reelected in 2016. One of the factors that got Trump elected is simple. The voters were sick and tired of business as usual. The voters thought they voted business as usual out of the White House. By signing the Omnibus Bill, Trump showed them they didn’t. No matter how you vote, it should be obvious that the Democrats and the Republicans have joined together to sell all of us out and Trump has joined them. Again the people will be taking it in the shorts.

    Remember when George H. W. Bush said “Read my lips” in 1988? We all know what happened in 1992 as a result of that broken promise. The RINOs were not even smart enough to put it all on Trump like The Democrats did to Bush in 1992. The Omnibus Bill has put it all on Trump and it took the Democrats to show the RINOs how it’s done. I was hoping Trump would have wised up enough to veto it. He didn’t. I fear that Trump and the rest of the RINOs have handed the midterm and the 2020 elections to the Democrats on a silver platter. I say reelect no one. Fire them all.

  • ebenezeer

    I say again, there are too many Democrats in the Republican Party

  • Gerry Costa

    Carlson is exactly right — but I believe the rinos, everyone knows who they are, had that in mind all along. The rinos are the scum of our Congress — even worse than SOME of the demoTRASH. Dirtbags like mcconnell,graham,mccain, murkowski, ryan, and more need to be gone for good. They are worthless to Pres. Trump and the American citizens. The wall needs to be built and ALL illegals need to be deported.