House Conservatives killed a Democrat amendment that would have given illegal aliens the right to enlist in the U.S. military and obtain citizenship, reports Richard A. Viguerie’s ConservativeHQ.
That Democrats would sacrifice America’s national security to pander to racial politics is no surprise, but discovering that enough Republicans were willing to join them shows just how diluted the Republican Party has become in the age of Obama.
The Republicans who voted in Committee for the amendment to allow illegal aliens to enlist in the U.S. military are Reps. Martha McSally (AZ-2), Tom MacArthur (NJ-3), Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2), Chris Gibson (NY-19), Mike Coffman (CO-6) and Rep. Ryan Zinke (MT-At-Large).
It was only after the outpouring of opposition from grassroots conservatives that a group of conservative House members threatened to derail the NDAA that the House leadership finally lurched into action with Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry supporting the Brooks amendment.
But even with all the pressure from the Right, 20 House Republican voted on the Floor to allow illegal aliens into the US armed forces at the expense of experienced and committed combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
These 20 “Republicans,” and if there was ever an example of a Republican In Name Only or RINO it is these 20, deserve a conservative primary challenge in 2016 and we stand ready to help their challengers in any way we can.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3)
Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-6)
Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10),
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
Charles Dent (PA-15),
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25)
Rep. Bob Dold (IL-10)
Rep. Chris Gibson (NY-19)
Rep. Richard Hanna (NY-22)
Rep. John Katko (NY-24)
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2)
Rep. Tom MacArthur (NJ-3)
Rep. Martha McSally (AZ-2)
Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-4)
Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8)
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)
Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Rep. Fred Upton (MI-6)
Rep. David Valadao (CA-21)
Plus Montana’s Rep. Ryan Zinke who voted for the Gallego amendment in Committee and then flipped and supported the Brooks amendment on the Floor.