Jeff Chiesa, the nominally Republican Senator appointed by the nominally Republican Chris Christie to replace Frank Lautenberg, [Dead-New Jersey]has voted reliably with the Treason Lobby:
Immigration is Jeff Chiesa’s first test
By: Jose DelReal
June 11, 2013 04:58 PM EDT
Welcome to Washington, Jeff Chiesa.
The New Jersey Republican, appointed to fill the seat left vacant by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, is on a sharp learning curve as the Senate takes up an ambitious legislative agenda.
Chiesa cast his first votes as a senator early Monday evening, shortly after his afternoon swearing-in. Tuesday, he had his first big test: the Gang of Eight immigration bill.
The new senator voted with the majority of Democrats and Republicans on two procedural motions to advance the immigration bill.[More]
He's already all about bipartisanship:
“I’m less than a day in,” he said. “Everyone’s been incredibly welcoming from both sides of the aisle.”
Right! But some of them are Democrats who want you to betray your party, and others—some of your fellow Republicans—want you to betray your country.
I don't see why he couldn't vote against Amnesty, he's not even running in the special election. The man who is, a fellow New Jersey Republican named Steve Lonegan
said he called Chiesa urging him to oppose the motion. “This legislation is a pure and simple amnesty for illegal aliens and if I were a member of the U.S. Senate, I would vote no,” Lonegan said in a statement.
Presumably that's why Christie picked Chiesa, not Lonegan.