Senate invokes cloture on Gang’s Amnesty Legislation

The Senate has voted to end debate on the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill. This clears the way for passage.

The vote was 67-31. Only 60 votes were required.

Below is a list of the 13 Republican Senators who voted with the Democrats (who were unanimous) for cloture. I believe the “yea” vote is grounds for “primarying” every one of them, except for those who, when they last ran for the Senate, made it known that they would support amnesty legislation of this nature. (Lindsey Graham, whose pro-amnesty views were known to South Carolina voters, should be “primaried” for other reasons).

Anyway, here’s the list:

Lamar Alexander
Kelly Ayotte
Susan Collins
Bob Corker
Jeff Flake
Lindsey Graham
Orrin Hatch
Dean Heller
John Hoeven
Mark Kirk
John McCain
Lisa Murkowski
Marco Rubio

Sens. Blunt and Lee didn’t vote.

Sen. Wicker and Chiesa (newly appointed by Chris Christie) voted “no,” but were “yeas” on a key preliminary vote earlier in the week.

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