Ted Cruz Threatens to Force a Senate Vote on Obama’s Amnesty Plans

Ted Cruz Threatens to Force a Senate Vote on Obama’s Amnesty Plans

The GOP tidal wave that swept the nation on Tuesday night was a clear sign that Americans are fed up with the Democrats’ progressive policy failures — but now the Republicans have to show that they’re willing to work to make a difference. And it seems that Ted Cruz, at least, is already willing to take on Barack Obama in an effort to stop his executive overreach.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and five other Republican senators on Wednesday threatened to use “all procedural means necessary” to force the Senate to take action against President Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

The Republicans wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to warn that the Senate must take action to stop Obama from violating Congress’s right to set immigration policy. The letter said they would work with Reid to stop Obama, but warned of consequences if Reid does nothing.

“[S]hould you decline to defend the Senate and the Constitution from executive overreach, the undersigned senators will use all procedural means necessary to return the Senate’s focus during the lame duck session to resolving the constitutional crisis created by President Obama’s lawless amnesty.”

The letter was signed by Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), and David Vitter (R-La.).

While the letter didn’t say specifically what they might do, Congress will have to pass some kind of spending bill when it returns in the coming days. The letter could therefore signal that the GOP will oppose funding for the government until the immigration issue is addressed.

Republicans had some strong words about how they would stop the Democrats from completely destroying this country, but the time for words is over — now it’s time for action. And this handful of GOP senators at least are showing that they understand.

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