Take note of the ONLY Republican who voted with Senate Dems to block sanctuary cities bill

DC NEWSBy Rachel Stoltzfoos

Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk teamed up with the vast majority of Senate Democrats to block a bill Tuesday that would crack down on sanctuary cities. He was the only Republican to vote against the measure.

The bill would increase penalties for illegal immigrants who return to the U.S. after they’re deported, and would threaten to withhold funds from cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement agents.

All but two Democrats and Kirk blocked a vote on the bill Tuesday, which fell six votes short of the 60 it needed to proceed to the floor. Democratic senators Joe Donnelly, representing Indiana, and Joe Manchin, representing West Virginia, voted with Republicans in support of the bill.

“Confronting a crime problem in a city like Chicago requires more resources, not fewer resources, for law enforcement to keep our kids away from gangs,” Kirk told The Daily Caller News Foundation, referring to the millions of dollars the sanctuary cities in his state would lose in federal funds if the bill passed.

The Center for Immigration Studies, a nonprofit research group opposed to increased immigration, identified Champagne County in central Illinois, Cook County near Chicago and the city of Chicago as sanctuary cities in a new interactive map published in October.

The number of these U.S. cities, counties and states that refuse to prosecute illegal immigrants or cooperate with federal enforcement is increasing, along with the number of criminal releases, the Center for Immigration Studies recently reported. Roughly 340 jurisdictions are hindering immigration enforcement, and together these sanctuaries are releasing about 1,000 criminal aliens per month.

On the eve of the sanctuary cities vote, Kirk also promoted a gun control bill he is co-sponsoring with four Democrats. Illinois families “shouldn’t have to live in fear of illegal guns in the hands of criminals,” he tweeted.

South Carolina Republican Senator and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham was noticeably absent from the vote, but a spokesman told TheDCNF he would have supported the motion to proceed had he been in Washington.

“It was abundantly clear Senate Democrats were not going to allow this important issue to move forward,” he told TheDCNF, pointing out one vote wouldn’t have changed the outcome regardless.

Kirk’s tweet wasn’t popular among some patriots:

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96 thoughts on “Take note of the ONLY Republican who voted with Senate Dems to block sanctuary cities bill

  1. DwightMann says:

    Arizona tries to support immigration law and is sued while cities are allowed to defy the law with support from democrats.
    If Kirk wants safer streets in Illinois, stop encouraging illegal aliens to live in the state.

    1. Mike says:

      Barry, the Terrible’s ‘Fundamental Transformation Of America’ is in fact the browning and muslim infection of America.

      No other country allows the cesspools of other parts of the world to overflow into their back yards. Well up until the EU decided to commit White Christian suicide.

      1. Rip Rogers says:

        His skill in using Marxism to use other sources is the key. The GOV is loaded with Marxist politicians. Just ask Gowdy about the one that sits right beside him.

  2. Mike says:

    When OUR governments feel free to ignore any law they choose, can anyone tell me why citizens should be bound by any law?

    We have reached [some time ago] a defining point in this country equally as detrimental to the citizens as when the Founders wrote the Declaration of Independence and I see no reason for this not to be the time for Declaration of Independence 2.0 to put government, and EVERY politician, back in the chains of OUR constitution.

    1. Rip Rogers says:

      Once the Constitution has been broken, we have the full authority to mount up with wings of eagles.
      We have been infringed upon in full force.

  3. RdHdKid says:

    Left wing, right wing … it’s the same damned bird.

    1. Rip Rogers says:

      Yep, they just fight over who gets to spend our taxes…then they raise the ceiling on spending to make sure ALL of their cronies don’t miss billions of payouts for nothing rendered.

      1. Rip Rogers says:

        The “Bridge to No Where”….

  4. higgy01 says:

    Kirk and every democrat that voted against the sanctuary bill cannot call themselves Americans. Every sanctuary city is a slap in the face of America and every citizen. They are giving free rein to criminals of every ilk meaning murderers, rapists and every other vile, despicable animal coming illegally across our border.

    1. Rip Rogers says:

      They have earned a good SLAP back.

  5. John Campbell says:

    Looks like Kirk should just come clean and declare himself a Democrat.

  6. GenEarly says:

    What a snow job this article is!!! Mark Kirk is no doubt a democRat but the Traitor is the “gobbler” Sen.Mitchy Cuckold who deliberately avoids using Harry Reid’s Rules for a simple majority.
    This way the ChamberPot Repubs can wring their useless hands to feel the pain and hoodwink their sheeples back home, all the while implementing the ProgreSSive Pogroms of their cousins in crime, the DemocRats.
    Now the House Repubiclans are replacing Boner with Paul Murray-Ryan to obfuscate moving “Forward” on Amnesty, No budget Limits, and “common sense” Gun Controls.
    Abandon the Feral Gov. in DC.; it is corrupt beyond redemption.

    1. Pam says:

      Mark Kirk ran as a “conservative republican”, here in Illinois. However, soon after the election, he suffered a stroke.
      Ever since his “recovery”, he only does what “Dick” Durbin tells him to.
      Further proof that lib/progs are brain damaged.

      1. GenEarly says:

        The Rube Rubio did the same thing in Floriduh, but with out the “benefit” of a stroke as a covering story. Once the “Rube” met McCain and Scummer he saw $$$$$ and hooked up with the Facebook Kid’s bankroll to advocate the comprehensive amnesty shamnesty.
        ProgreSSive Putz Chamberpots.

  7. Memphis Viking says:

    “Confronting a crime problem in a city like Chicago requires more resources, not fewer resources, for law enforcement to keep our kids away from gangs,” Because all those Federal dollars have done wonders at keeping Chicago kids out of gangs.

  8. Memphis Viking says:

    The Federal government shouldn’t be funding cities in the first place.

    1. It's almost over says:

      Precisely

  9. Sons of Liberty says:

    I think that stroke back in 2012 affected his thinking.

    1. El Cid says:

      He was always a moderate…that’s nothing new.

  10. carolskey says:

    He’s from Illinois…any more questions!

    Lord please expose the prolific lies and EVIL in this state!

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