According to several media outlets, Donald Trump is considering Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) as his running mate now that the business mogul has essentially clinched the Republican nomination. If Corker’s name sounds familiar, that’s because he was instrumental in getting the Gang of Eight amnesty bill passed in the Senate. For those with short memory, back in the summer of 2013 with the mass guest worker amnesty bill’s support waning (not to mention extremely unpopular with the American people), Corker teamed up with Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) on a faux border security amendment that sold out the American people and essentially ensured enough votes to pass. As FAIR pointed out at the time, the Corker-Hoeven amendment was a mirage that kept the amnesty first, enforcement later (if ever) approach that then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called a “wonderful product.”
Trump’s consideration of pro-amnesty Sen. Corker as a potential vice president is confusing given that Trump’s campaign has centered on immigration enforcement. Indeed, Trump was the first candidate to release an immigration plan; one that rejected amnesty and insisted that the interests of Americans come first. Bob Corker sent a clear message in 2013 that he prioritizes amnesty for law breaking illegal aliens rather than enforcing our laws and protecting U.S. citizens.