Top GOP fundraisers will reportedly join Grover Norquist and Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New Economy group on a conference call next week to push for comprehensive amnesty legislation.
According to a BuzzFeed report, the GOP fundraisers on the Tuesday call will include Mitt Romney’s “former finance director Spencer Zwick; California-based fast food CEO Andrew Puzder; and billionaire health care executive Mike Fernandez.”
Fernandez is reportedly leaning toward Jeb Bush, who has said that illegal immigration is an “act of love” and has not backed down for his support of a comprehensive amnesty bill, while Puzder and Zwick are unaffiliated as of now.
In yet another example of how amnesty legislation represents the greatest divide between Wall Street’s and D.C.’s bipartisan permanent political and Main Street, the call makes it clear that fundraisers like Zwick will not help GOP candidates opposed to massive amnesty legislation.
Norquist and Bloomberg’s group joined forces last year to hold monthly conference calls to strategize on amnesty legislation and have hosted Republicans like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on past calls.
BuzzFeed notes that Bloomberg’s organization “boasts a bipartisan collection of co-chairs.” But their views on pro-amnesty issues are homogenous. Rupert Murdoch, who said a comprehensive amnesty bill that includes an unlimited number of high-tech visas “can’t wait,” Michael Bloomberg, Bill Marriott, and Julian Castro are all board members who have been vocal about the need for comprehensive amnesty legislation that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers.