A Talk Radio Listener Notes That Some Republicans (Miami Cubans And An Arab) Voted AGAINST The Sanctuary City Bill
June 29, 2017, 07:41 PM
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From: A Talk Radio Listener [Email him]

Seven  Republicans (three of them Cubans)  voted against the Sanctuary Cities law  and ten  abstained. I think it's a weak bill that probably will be eviscerated in conference, but that’s not why they voted against it.

Over at Instapundit, one of the bloggers wrote

DON’T LOOK NOW, BUT WHILE TRUMP WAS BUSY TWEETING MEAN THINGS ABOUT THE MSM, House passes Kate’s Law, as part of illegal immigrant crackdown.

On to the Senate.

A commenter replied:
Busy? It took seconds.

I'm busy, looking up which Republicans voted No ...

Three Democrats defected from their party to support taking away grants from the sanctuary localities: Reps. Matt Cartwright (Pa.), Henry Cuellar (Texas) and Collin Peterson (Minn.). Seven Republicans voted against the bill:

Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.),

Carlos Curbelo (Fla.)

Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.),

Dan Donovan (N.Y.),

Peter King (N.Y.),

Dave Reichert (Wash.)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.).

[House passes 'Kate's Law' and bill targeting sanctuary cities, By Cristina Marcos, The Hill, June 29, 2017]

See previous letters from the same reader.

James Fulford writes: Justin Amash (a Michigan Arab-American) also voted against Kate's Law, which increased penalties on illegal reentrants, like the one who killed Kate Steinle. Amash, who bitterly attacked Trump's travel ban, was the only Republican  to vote against Kate's Law.