Jeff Sessions did it again!
Even though the Senate immigration bill passed last month in a 68-32 bipartisan vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions still LOVES slamming the bill as a 1000-page deadweight supported only by special interests.
“We’ve heard from a lot of different special interest groups about what an immigration bill should look like,” Sessions spokesman Stephen Miller said in an email this week to Breitbart, on the eve of an anti-immigration reform rally on Capitol Hill.
The claim that the Senate immigration bill is a pet project written by lobbied for by special interests, against the best interests of Americans, is a favorite argument of Sessions’.
“A group of Senators basically turned this [bill] over to secret meetings and special interest groups,” he said in June during markup of the bill.
“This legislation is a crushing blow to the working people of this country, a surrender to illegality, and a capitulation to special interests over the interests of the citizens we pledged to represent,” Sessions said a few weeks later, just before the final passage of the bill out of the Senate.
But here’s the thing. It’s Sessions who works hand in hand with special interest groups who exist to lobby against immigration reform. His staffers regularly get on press calls hosted by groups like NumbersUSA, a Tanton Network affiliate and sibling organization to FAIR, a hate group.
Last month, we wrote about Janice Kephart, a Center for Immigration Studies staffer who in April, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside her CIS colleague Steven Camarota. Just a couple months later, in June, she came onboard the Senate Judiciary Committee as Special Counsel. You can see her in these pictures from the early days of Senate markup, literally whispering in Sessions’ ear.
And now that the Senate bill is done, she’s back at CIS. Last week she wrote this piece on immigration reform and border security, and below her byline is this brief explanation of her absence:
Ms. Kephart recently returned from a Special Counsel position with the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she advised and supported Senator Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) work during the committee’s consideration of immigration legislation.
CIS staffer, counsel for Sessions, now again a CIS staffer. And Jeff Sessions is the one complaining about special interests?