Tom Tancredo Smacks Sanctuary Cities — Trent Lott Slaps Talk Radio
The seventh time was a charm for Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) today when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to withhold federal emergency services funding for “sanctuary cities” that protect Illegal Aliens.
Tancredo was elated by its passage, which stunned critics and supporters alike. “The issue has come to fruition,” Tancredo said by cell phone after the vote. “The people of the country really have spoken. It’s a really good indicator of just how much closer to the people the House is than the Senate is.”
The House passed the amendment, 234 to 189, with 50 Democrats voting in favor. “The times, they are a changing,” said an exuberant Tancredo, who has introduced the same amendment since 2004, with far less support. “This should also serve as a warning sign to the White House and supporters of re-introducing an amnesty bill from the Senate. If that legislation makes it to the House, it is in serious trouble.”
The Amendment would prevent cities like Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York who employ a sanctuary policy for illegal aliens from receiving first responder funds, including law enforcement and terrorism prevention grants, among other programs. (Go here for a list of Sanctuary Cities)
Tancredo concluded, “If I were (Speaker of the House) Nancy Pelosi, I’d be asking if she could pass a vote on amnesty on the House side. If she lost 50 Democrats on this one, and she says she needs 70 Republicans to pass the immigration plan, this is an interesting indicator of things coming down the pike,” “The days that local officials could pander to the open borders special interests are over.”
Meanwhile on the Senate side things are getting uglier. Trent Lott (R-MS) said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.” Is he suggesting that he would do the same as Hugo Chavez did in Venezuela to an opposition television station — shut down Talk Radio in America?
The best answer to Trent Lott, George Bush, Ted Kennedy and Lindsey Graham is to keep calling and let these boneheads know that Americans are running America, not the special interests, the open borders lobby or the White House!
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McConnell (R-KY) 202/224-2541
Lott (R-MS) 202/224-6253
Kyl (R-AZ) 202/224-4521
Brownback (R-KS) 202/224-6521
Burr (R-SC) 202/224-3154
Chambliss (R-GA) 202/224-3521
Cornyn (R-TX) 202/224-2934
Hutchison (R-TX) 202/224-5922
Isakson (R-GA) 202/224-3643
Warner (R-VA) 202/224-2023
Webb (D-VA) 202/224-4024
Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 202/224-5972
Bennett (R-UT) 202/224-5444
Cochran (R-MS) 202/224-5054
Coleman (R-MN) 202/224-5641
Collins (R-ME) 202/224-2523
Craig (R-ID) 202/224-2752
Domenici (R-NM) 202/224-6621
Gregg (R-NH) 202/224-3324
Hatch (R-UT) 202/224-5251
Murkowski (R-AK) 202/224-6665
Smith (R-OR) 202/224-3753
Snowe (R-ME) 202/224-5344
Stevens (R-AK) 202/224-3004
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Posted: 1600PT 06/15/07