In a statement Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) tried his hardest to rewrite history to fit the GOP narrative:
“I note that in his response to today’s Supreme Court ruling, President Obama called on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. I also note that the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill I helped draft in 2007 was killed — in part — by then-Senator Obama,” Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ), a Republican leadership member, said in a statement.As TPM notes, Barack Obama voted in favor of Kyl's immigration bill. It was Kyl that sided with his Republican Party to filibuster the bill. "The motion to advance the bill in June 2007 went down 45-50, falling short of the 60 votes needed to break the filibuster. Thirty-eight Democrats and 6 Republicans, including Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), voted in favor, while 38 Republicans, including Kyl, and 11 Democrats blocked it."
The bill failed not because Sen. Obama helped kill it like Kyl is now trying to claim. It failed because Sen. Kyl and his GOP led a filibuster against President Bush's legislation. Just like in the post below where Kristen Billy now claims an entirely different comment and wants to ignore just how horrible a situation President Obama inherited, so too is Sen. Kyl and the brain dead GOP trying to rewrite history to fit their Fantasy World. They have no morals. No souls. They simply want power and will say or do anything to get it.
|I can say whatever I want and the media will never make me own it|