Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is administering CPR to the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, S.744, which richly deserves to die on its merits (or lack thereof). Along with Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Corker has brokered a very expensive fig leaf, which calls for throwing money at the border without any assurances that our borders will actually be secured, and which fixes none of the myriad of problems with the bill in its entirety.
All of this effort is designed to provide senators cover to vote for amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens. It may be worth reminding Sen. Corker what he had to say on the subject of amnesty on May 23, 2007:
“There is a sense of fairness that we see many times on the floor that is not addressed by the fact that we have about 12 million people in this country today illegally. People see this bill as straight amnesty, where all of a sudden we are going to make it legal that if you have been here working, for however long, you become legal in this country by virtue of being here…It is that point, I think, that has divided the American people, the fact that this bill does not address the inequity of allowing those people to remain here.”
The 2007 quote was dug up by blogger Fred Bauer.