Yoho "exec amnesty" rebuke passes House. 3 Dem "yea" & 7 GOP "no", plus 3 GOP "present"
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) December 4, 2014
While the bill will go nowhere, anyone who is following the immigration reform debate should know the following:
Seven Republicans voted against the bill. Five of those GOPers came from districts with a significant population of Latino voters: Mike Coffman (R-CO), Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and David Valadao (R-CA).
Focus was on tea party, but GOPers Denham, Ros-Lehtinen, Valadao, Coffman, Diaz-Balart — all w large HIspanic constituencies — voted no
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) December 4, 2014
They other two who voted know were Louis Gohmert (R-TX) and Marlin Stutzman (R-IN). But don’t think Gohmert and Stutzman were voting no because they have suddenly experienced a change of heart.
Gohmert and Stutzman vote against Yoho from the right because it doesn't go far enough. #GOP
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) December 4, 2014
This is what Gohmert (you know, the guy “radical Islamists” are being trained to “act like Hispanics”) said as the House debated the bill.
And so you know, Steve King (R-IA), Raúl Labrador (R-ID) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) voted “Present,” meaning that they didn’t even vote. We will repeat this again: Steve King didn’t vote on this bill.
The three Democrats who voted for the bill were John Barrow (D-GA), Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and Collin Peterson (D-MN). Barrow isn’t coming back to the House, McIntyre is retiring and Peterson, well, who knows why Peterson voted the way he did. This is where he stands on that issue.