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LIVE: Senate immigration floor debate and cloture vote (Update – passes 67-27)

LIVE: Senate immigration floor debate and cloture vote (Update – passes 67-27)

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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I just don’t get it. What do the moron republicans in the Senate think they’re going to gain from this bill? There’s no upside in voting for it.

If the amended amnesty immigration bill passes we will need to enlarge Gitmo to handle all of the illegals.

Uncle Samuel | June 24, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Rubio voted Aye.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | June 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm

It’s depressing to hear Republicans lie like Democrats to justify their votes. Truly disgraceful.

Of the Republican senators going along with this travesty, the most vulnerable is Grahmnesty because he is up for re-election next year and he represents a solidly Republican state. I am amazed he can be one of the leaders this scam and not be facing a primary challenge next year.

Uncle Samuel | June 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Marco Rubio’s name will now go down in infamy, becoming a perjorative noun that means the same as Brutus and Benedict Arnold. (

It occurs to me that Rubio is intent on running for President in 2016 and needs to get as many Hispanics on his side as possible. He knows, we know, the majority will vote for dems for the free stuff they will get. Rubio is hoping to peel off some of that vote.

Self interest yes. But the truth is we are screwed for a very long time because of the influx of Democratic voting third world socialist immigrant.

Henry Hawkins | June 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Forget his name, a Democrat former mayor of Hialeah FL (sp?), but he was an early supporter and friend of Rubio. He says this IS the real Rubio, that the Rubio who pretended conservatism in 2010 is the fake, doing so just to get elected to national office.

If Ted Cruz turns, I will kill myself. Well, that’s a little strong. I will maim myself.

Wicker’s just another RINO I see.

Marco Rubio, politically, is dead. He may get the presidential nomination but he will never win as a Republican. I bought it, I was fooled. I knew what POSs McCain and Graham are, but I never believed, until recently, Rubio would stab this country in the back.

As I said to that moron with the speaker’s gavel, I will put money in the campaign of a conservative who runs against Rubio. The NRCC and NRSC will never see a dime from me.

Karen Sacandy | June 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm

At this point, if Boehner allows this trash on the House floor, then we can start writing novels along the apocalyptic lines of how America ultimately crashed and burned.

Never have so many, with so much to be proud of, genuflected with such servile apology to evil.