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Dem Senator Joe Manchin: ‘I Will Be Voting With Republicans To Repeal’ Obama’s Amnesty

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has pledged to join with Republicans and vote down Obama’s executive action on immigration.

Manchin supports Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Department of Homeland Security standalone funding bill, a separate piece of legislation that wouldn’t allocate money toward Obama’s immigration actions.

“I’ve always said we should not fool around with Homeland Security,” Manchin said on Fox and Friends on Tuesday. “We shouldn’t send a signal we can’t even get by securing our nation without having it attached to riders or conditions.”

“I said to my Republican friends: Give us a vote on a clean Homeland Security bill,” he added. “I will support the actions basically on a bill that will prevent the president from his executive action. I would support and vote with them on that. But we need to have a clean vote on the Homeland Security bill.”

Manchin said the Senate passed a “very comprehensive” and “very bipartisan bill,” adding that Obama had pledged “many times he would never do something as far as that on immigration, as far as what the executive order is,” before the President’s amnesty announcement in November.

McConnell will need six Democrats to vote with Republicans to push the separate DHS funding bill through the Senate.


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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