Watch What They Do: Republicans Talk Soft but Drive Hard Right on Immigration
In the news this week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been issuing press releases as he hops around the country in a “listening tour” devoted to convincing non-white voters that the Republican Party actually cares about them.
Not mentioned in the newspapers and unfit for print, Representatives Randy Neugebauer, Sam Graves, Tom Graves and Paul Broun added their support this week to the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2013. Registered as H.R. 140 in the House and S. 301 in the Senate, this Act aims to strip away citizenship from babies born in the USA. The babies targeted for this action are the children of immigrants. The four Representatives who hopped on the anti-baby, anti-immigrant bandwagon are all Republicans. They join 23 of their colleagues in Congress in cosponsoring the legislation — every one of whom is a Republican.
Beware the press releases. Avoid the sound bites. Don’t listen to what the Republicans say. Watch what they actually do.