Bachmann on Senate Gang of 8 Vote: “Amnesty Now, Border Security Never”

Jun 27, 2013

Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) issued the following statement today in response to the Senate’s Gang of 8 legislation:

"The Senate’s amnesty legislation is symbolic of what’s wrong with Washington: A thousand-plus page bill, special backroom deals to buy votes and empty promises that won’t be fulfilled. It’s Obamacare all over again. Protecting America first must be our top priority, yet the Senate’s fake border security bill only ensures that we’ll throw billions of dollars at the border without any proof it will ever be secured. Have we learned nothing from 1986?

"Amnesty will hurt middle class jobs, wages and benefits and won’t address the danger of an open border.  I am confident my colleagues in the House will see the Senate’s legislation for what it really is—amnesty now, border security never."