Betrayed! Seething Sen. Sessions lets GOP have it over massive omnibus bill

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Sen. Jeff Sessions has had it with his Republican colleagues, and took to the floor this week to deliver a scathing speech in which he asked, “Who do we represent?”

The Alabama Republican was talking about a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that extends tax credits to people who don’t pay taxes — including illegal immigrants.

He was talking about a bill that offers sales tax deductions for those who live in jurisdictions without sales taxes.

He was talking about a bill that delays implementation of Obamacare’s “Cadillac tax” for two years, well after the president is out of office.

“At a time of record immigration – with a full 83 percent of the electorate wanting immigration frozen or reduced – the GOP-led Congress is about to deliver Obama a four-fold increase to one of the most controversial foreign worker programs. The result?  Higher unemployment and lower wages for Americans,” he said.

Then he moved on to what prompted the electorate to give the Republican Party its sweeping victory in the Senate during the last election — and how the GOP is paying their constituents back.

“The voters put Republicans in a majority in the 2014 midterm elections – a vote which constituted a clear decision to reject the abuse of our immigration system.

“That loyalty has been repaid with betrayal,” he said.

He said that the bill essentially capitulates to all of President Obama’s wishes.

“The omnibus approves – without conditions – the president’s request for increased refugee admissions, allowing him to bring in as many refugees as he wants, from anywhere he wants, and then allow them to access unlimited amounts of welfare and entitlements at taxpayer expense,” he said. “This will ensure that at least 170,000 green card, refugee and asylum approvals are issued to migrants from Muslim countries over just the next 12 months.”

Then Sessions addressed unrest and dissatisfaction among GOP voters, prompting conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to declare that it’s time to disband the Republican Party.

“There is a reason that GOP voters are in open rebellion,” he said. “They have come to believe that their party’s elites are not only uninterested in defending their interests but – as with this legislation, and fast-tracking the President’s international trade pact – openly hostile to them. This legislation represents a further disenfranchisement of the American voter.”

The House, including 166 GOP representatives, passed the omnibus bill Wednesday; only 64 Republicans, joined by three Democrats, voted against it.

The Senate is expected to vote on it Friday.

Here are excerpts of Sessions’ floor speech.

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95 thoughts on “Betrayed! Seething Sen. Sessions lets GOP have it over massive omnibus bill

  1. tsigili says:

    They represent no one, but themselves. That is very, very clear.

  2. Carole Rule says:

    The Republican party is destroying itself with these betrayals of the people they are supposed to represent.

  3. gutz22 says:

    The swine that feed at the public trough known as congress yet again do not represent the will of the people & pander to Barry The Bathhouse Punk’s insane agenda.Ever since 2014 when we people gave the Senate to the GOP they have done nothing in stopping the Punk .We need a saviour to pull us out of this hell hole created by the POS who defiles the Whitehouse.

  4. Ray Martindale says:

    The GOP is signing it’s own Death Warrant, and they are too arrogant to understand that fact. Their position is, “well, we can do whatever we want…what are our constituents going to do, Vote Democrat”? Well, the answer is no. What will happen, is we will not vote. In possibly the most important election….ever! At some point, the party WILL be “re-acquired” by true Conservatives. At some point, Beltway, wishy-washy RINO’s will be a thing of the past. As they will be resigned to the same political scrap heap, that contains moderate Democrats (like Evan Bayh). The heart and soul of our country is at stake, and you want to play political games like “we just had to take what was offered”, “there wasn’t enough time”, etc… Republican Party….you are dead. And as a consequence, one of the most corrupt politicians to ever run for office will now, in all probability, be elected president. Nice job.

  5. Brody says:

    The is no doubt the Republican party is dysfunctional in the extreme. The issue is this dysfunctional party on its worst day is still 1000 times better than the alternative. Going on now 8 years of war on and hate for America waged by the democrat party under the rule of our racist in chief king barry. Why true conservatives would choose to stay home and allow barrys war on America part two to continue instead of electing Romney who would have been beyond measure better for our country the last 4 years than what has and continues to occur.

  6. metheoldsarge says:

    This is what happens when politics becomes a profession. Republicans as well as Democrats all get very generous contributions from special interests lobbies. We have the best politicians money can buy. The people must also share responsibility.

    In past elections, and the last one was no different, less than 50% of people eligible even bothered to vote. A professional politician’s worse nightmare is if everyone eligible voted. Then they would have to work for their constituents and there is no money in that. Is it any surprise that many politicians retire from office as multi-millionaires with very generous pensions?

    Sometimes I wonder how anything in Washington gets done. It seems that when an election is over, they have to start working for their next campaign so consideration for the American people is way down on their priority list if it is there at all. All they care about is this “$” and the next election. All of them are laughing all the way to the bank.

    Everyone should flood the Congressional Switch Board and the e-mail box of their congressman and Ryan and ask two questions. “What does your thirty pieces of silver consist of?” Was it worth it to betray the trust of the voters who elected you?”

    If you want to know how your politicians in the House and Senate voted for the $1.1 trillion spending bill, these two web sites will tell you:

    House:
    http://therightscoop.com/breaking-house-passes-omnibus-spending-bill/

    Senate:
    http://therightscoop.com/breaking-senate-passes-omnibus-spending-bill/

  7. knighttemplar01 says:

    When I read the Ryan (Boehner jr) funding bill, I called my congressman and served my notice upon him, I am done with him, and the republican party, no more monetary support, or my vote; they do not hold the values or the vision of the founders, they no longer support and honor the Constitution, Bill of Rights or their constituents, they have sold us out. There is no difference between the DNC or RNC they are 2 sides of the same ilk.

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