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Senator Cornyn, Our Biggest Hypocrite on Immigration, is Worried About The GOP’s Ugly Rhetoric

by Mahwish Khan on 03/15/2012 at 4:24pm

john cornynWe provided an analysis of the POLITICO article, How Mitt Romney Lost Latinos, in the post below. There’s a lot in that article, including a mention that Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) is trying to be the voice of reason:

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (R-Texas) and other top party brass have made it known to Romney’s campaign that the party risks losing Hispanic voters by a historic margin, creating a downward draft on Senate and House candidates, according to two Hill sources.

Cornyn?  Seriously?

As we have noted many times in the past, Cornyn has done more to block common sense immigration reform, while pretending he cares, than almost any other politician.That’s why we gave Cornyn “the biggest hypocrite on immigration” award last year:

At the [Hispanic Leadership Network] conference, one speaker stood out in particular for his rank hypocrisy on immigration, continuing an unprecedented effort to portray himself as a supporter of common sense immigration reform while consistently working to derail issue.  So without further adieu, and in the spirit of Hollywood’s awards season, America’s Voice would like to honor Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) with the prestigious award of “Biggest Hypocrite on Immigration, January 2011.”

According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:

“It’s truly a dishonor and far from a privilege to present this award to Senator Cornyn.  While he continues to talk a good game about the need for common sense immigration reform, every single time it’s mattered, Senator Cornyn has voted the wrong way.  It’s incredible that he continues to blame Democrats for the lack of progress on immigration solutions, when Senator Cornyn has consistently opposed reform in Congress.”

It’s bad enough that Romney is taking advice from Kris Kobach, but John Cornyn’s critique is too little too late. There would already be a solution for the immigration issue if Cornyn hadn’t stood in its way. Now, that issue is undermining Republicans with Latino voters, and John Cornyn shares the blame.

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