Republicans often turn on their base. However, it’s been a while since any of them have been as brazen about it as Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).
After siding with Democrats on gun control, Cornyn is now working with them to give amnesty to illegal aliens, Breitbart reported. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) handpicked the turncoat Texas Republican for the task.
Cornyn was pleased with himself and Democrats celebrated the alliance on the Senate floor. “First guns, now it’s immigration,” Cornyn said to Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA). “That’s right, we’re going to do it,” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) chimed in.
After voting for gun control legislation earlier this month, Cornyn was booed in his own state’s GOP convention. That didn’t stop him from teaming up with Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) to help Democrats including Padilla and Senate Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin in their quest for amnesty.
The so-called bipartisan agenda is very friendly to what leftists want, including supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and abolishing Title 42. Biden has been fighting to nix the provision that allowed the government to turn back migrants based on public health under COVID-19 mitigation.
“The only way that we’re going to get real progress is to have a four-pillar discussion — so immigration reform, DACA, border security, and then I think asylum reform is pretty important, particularly with what’s going on with Title 42,” Tillis shockingly claimed in April. These are Democrat priorities indeed.
“We’ve got a starting list. There could be some more,” Durbin said. “But it’s a starting point. I’ve talked to four or five Republican senators today. There’s a genuine interest in doing something,” he claimed.
Prior to the era of former President Donald Trump, Republicans would do this sort of thing all of the time. However, voters have no tolerance for reaching across the aisle anymore as it’s always to the detriment of GOP priorities — and Cornyn will face the wrath of his voters for this.