Senators take aim at Biden's support for bill giving illegals, Chinese
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed Feb 15 09:33:09 2023
By Brandon Gillespie
Published February 13, 2023
Two Republican senators are taking aim at the Biden administration over
its support for the Washington, D.C., Council bill giving illegal
immigrants and non-citizens, which they say would include members of
the Chinese Communist Party residing in the city, the right to vote in
Sens. Katie Britt, R-Ala., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., are urging the
Senate to take up a joint resolution that would stop the bill in its
tracks, following the House of Representatives' passage Friday of a
bipartisan resolution of disapproval on the D.C. measure.
Prior to the House's passing of H.J. 24, the resolution disapproving of
the D.C. Council's move, the Biden administration issued a memo stating
its support for the council's bill and its opposition to the
resolution, calling it a denial of "true self-governance," and evidence
that D.C. "deserves statehood."
"The Biden administration should be ashamed," Britt told Fox News
Digital. "This is a flagrant failure of the president to uphold his
oath of office to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.' Quite simply, he has chosen to pander to the far-left
wing of the Democratic Party instead of advancing America’s interests."
"Voting in our country is a sacred right that must solely be limited to American citizens. This is simple common sense," she said.
The House passed H.J. 24 in a 260-162 vote. Despite Democratic
leadership urging its members to oppose the resolution, 42 of the
party's members joined Republicans.