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Called DREAM Act Vote in 2010 a 2012 Political Stunt; Now Supports Idea of a GOP Version of DREAM Act in Run Up to 2012
Republicans are looking for a way to shore up their historically low standing with Latino voters. Senator Marco Rubio is reportedly developing a more Republican-friendly version of the DREAM Act in part to do just that.
Enter Senator John Cornyn of Texas. In 2010 he called attempts to pass the DREAM Act a political stunt. The bill passed the Democratic-controlled House in the lame duck session and won 55 votes in the Senate, but failed to become law when 92% of Republican senators, including Cornyn, voted against it.
Now, in 2012, and as head of the NRSC, Cornyn, along with Sen. John Thune, No. 3 in Senate leadership, seem to be embracing Rubio’s play. Is it any wonder we named him Hypocrite of the Year a year ago?
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