When the Supreme Court wasn’t ruling against the First and Tenth Amendments last month, they actually managed to get one thing right in the United States v. Texas immigration case. As a result of their 4-4 vote, a lower court ruling that found Obama’s executive actions regarding D.A.P.A. (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) illegal was upheld.
The unconstitutional action was essentially a way for the no-borders president to ignore immigration laws; letting illegal aliens stay in the country indefinitely and avoid deportation.
While this victory was hailed by Republicans who manage to stay in office by allowing the courts to do their jobs for them, it apparently has given Senator Lindsey Graham (R-INO SC) an epiphany of sorts.
That’s right, America! Lindsey Graham is putting the band formally known as The Gang of Eight back together. The band that gave us the mega-flop offering simply called the Comprehensive Reform Bill–the same bill that destroyed Marco Rubio’s attempt at a solo act as a candidate for president–is gearing up for a reunion tour complete with an updated version of the old classic.
In making the announcement, Graham indicated that the revived Gang of Eight might also have a few new band members:
“I’ll tell you what I’m going to do in 2017. I’m going to take the Gang of Eight bill out, dust it off, and ask anybody and everybody who wants to work with me to make it better to do so.”
The GOE Reunion could gain some traction considering the likelihood that Chuck Schumer (another original member of the band) will be the new Senate Majority Leader after the November election.
While the Supreme Court ruling put a stop to Obama’s abuse of executive power, the 4-4 ruling means the case can be appealed back to the high court once Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat is filled following the November election. If that nomination is made by a President Hillary Clinton, the fifth vote to confirm D.A.P.A. is guaranteed. If the nomination is made by a President Donald Trump, the fact that the Senate will likely be under Chuck Schumer’s control means his nominee won’t be confirmed unless it’s a liberal, in which case the fifth vote is again certain.
However, Lindsey Graham is putting the band back together, so the winner in November is most likely irrelevant.
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