One day after the Senate passed its immigration reform bill, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin warned the House on Friday to not betray working class Americans by passing a bill that will lower wages and raise unemployment without securing the borders.
“Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new ‘bi-partisan’ hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us,” Palin wrote in a Facebook post that also urged Americans to read the Breitbart News piece that detailed the importance of the working class vote. “It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.”
Palin called the “amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday” a “sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility” as well.
“And yet we still do not have a secured border,” she said. “This Senate-approved amnesty bill rewards lawbreakers and won’t solve any problems–as the CBO report notes that millions of more illegal immigrants will continue to flood the U.S. in coming years.”
Palin said independent-minded conservatives like her are “barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party” because the “flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American.”
Palin has signaled in recent weeks that she is not going to allow Washington politicians to betray America’s working class, especially if they specifically campaigned to put border security first and vote against amnesty.
She told Breitbart News last week that, for instance, she would not mind if Sens. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) were primaried for reneging on their campaign promises to not vote for amnesty and secure the border first.
The Senate’s immigration bill passed 68-32, with 14 Republicans voting for the bill. The immigration battle now heads to the House.