Sunday, September 7, 2014

GOP Senate Battle Royale: McConnell vs Sessions

There's a battle royale brewing within the GOP caucus in the Senate. In the blue corner, wearing white trunks, is Senate Jeff Sessions and the majority of the American people. It the red corner, wearing black trunks, is Senator Mitch McConnell and the weather corporate interests. Let's get ready to rumble.

(Daily Caller) The president’s promise of a year-end unilateral amnesty for illegal immigrations has exposed an immigration strategy split among GOP senators, just weeks before the critical November election.

President Barack Obama’s promise was described merely as a cynical legal dodge by the GOP’s taciturn leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell. But populist Sen. Jeff Sessions slammed Obama’s pending edict as an elitist attack on Americans’ wages and jobs.

Sessions’ passionate pitch, however, is opposed by many donors vital to the GOP and by many corporate lobbyists. In general, companies back Obama’s immigration-boosting policies because they want more cheap workers and more customers.

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche