The Senate is debating the amended amnesty immigration bill. Technically it’s the Leahy amendment as modified by the Hoeven-Corker amendment.
A vote is expected around 5:30 p.m. Eastern.
UPDATE — the cloture motion passed by over 60 votes (still awaiting final count). (Apparently several Senators who would vote yes are delayed and not present, so Harry Reid is keeping to vote open to get as many Yes votes as possible to reach the artificial 70 goal.) — FINAL COUNT 67-27, with 15 GOP yes votes:
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Wait to see what happens as this bill progresses and actions in the House before declaring the GOP dead to you.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 24, 2013
Final tally on Corker-Hoeven cloture vote: 67 ayes, 27 nays
— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 24, 2013
Mark Levin reads GOP amnesty votes, apologizes for endorsing Orrin Hatch http://t.co/5crVYPIYmA
— ✟ Right Scoop ✟ (@trscoop) June 24, 2013
Amazing how you get 5 calls a day from RNC but none during this Amnesty give away? Interesting. I might want to talk today!
— Dana French (@DanaBFrench) June 24, 2013
How many people screaming at Rubio today will label someone a RINO for staying home in protest if he’s the nominee in 2016?
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) June 24, 2013
So all the Democrats will vote in lock step but it's the GOP that has an ideological purity problem. Got it.
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) June 24, 2013
Emetic of the month: Watching Rubio & Schumer glad-handing & back-slapping on Senate floor as #amnesty cloture vote proceeds.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 24, 2013
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