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Tea Party Group Slams Hagan for 'Sham' Vote Against Amnesty

Tea Party Group Slams Hagan for 'Sham' Vote Against Amnesty

A national Tea Party group is warning North Carolinians not to believe Sen. Kay Hagan’s (D-NC) vote to advance a resolution seeking to prevent President Obama from unilaterally granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants

“Sen. Hagan’s vote is as phony as it is transparent,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said. “She only voted ‘aye’ when she knew the amendment would fail.”

Hagan is locked in a tight reelection race against Republican Thom Tillis and has come under fire for her past votes in support of amnesty

Thursday, Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Mike Lee (R-UT)  came a vote short of forcing Democrats to allow amendments to be added to the continuing resolution. They planned to offer an amendment to prevent president Obama from moving forward with future amnesties for illegal immigrants. 

Hagan joined Republicans and other Democrats facing tight reelections in red states to vote for the measure, which failed 50-50. 

A Politico report revealed that Hagan, along with other Democrats in similar election situations, waited until they knew the measure would not net 51 yeas, to cast their votes. Before voting, according to the report, Hagan was seen talking to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO).

According to Martin, Hagan’s Thursday vote was a “sham” that will not obscure her record of voting for amnesty and an unsecured border.

“If Kay Hagan thinks one phony vote on election eve will wipe her amnesty slate clean,” Martin said, “that’s an insult to the intelligence of North Carolina voters.”

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