Senate Democrats Vote to Shut Down Department of Homeland Security

In a shocking move, Senate Democrats today filibustered all funding for the Department of Homeland Security. They refused to allow the DHS funding bill, which has already passed the House, to be brought up for a vote. This means that funding for DHS, including its many vital national security functions, will soon run out.

Why would Democrats vote unanimously to shut down DHS? Because the funding bill excludes the implementation of President Obama’s patently illegal and unconstitutional subversion of the nation’s immigration laws. The Democrats’ position is: either you go approve of and pay for the president’s illegal acts, or we will shut DHS down.

Is this the most outrageous thing the Democrats have done in our modern history? I don’t know, but it is on the list. One irony is that at least seven Senate Democrats have expressed concerns about, or outright opposition to, Obama’s attempt to unilaterally repeal portions of our immigration laws and replace them by executive fiat. Nevertheless, they voted with their party to shut down DHS in order to force the funding of activities that they themselves know to be illegal. For putting party loyalty above the Constitution, not to mention national security, Senate Democrats deserve the severest condemnation.

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