Looks like Corker was right last week when he estimated 15 Rs would sign onto his amendment.
Corker said he enjoyed working on this amendment "more than anything i've done in the US Senate"
Vote called at 67 to 27. Rand Paul was the final no:
Update by Chad Pergram:
'Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) arrives & votes aye on
#immigration test vote. Now 67-26 with 15 GOP yeas.'
We are still waiting on the vote from Alexander, Brown, Chambliss, Coats, Enzi, Isakson, Lee, Paul and Udall (CO).
Corker says vote count is right where expected. Last week he predicted 15Rs on board.
But we can safely assume at least fifteen Republican Senators will vote for this amendment:
Corker Ayotte Chiesa Collins Flake Graham Hatch Heller Hoeven Kirk McCain Murkowski Rubio Wicker
And Lamar Alexander (who still had to vote)
A noteworthy quote from Richard Land today:
Dr. Richard Land, president emeritus of ERLC and president-elect of Southern Evangelical Seminary, told The Christian Post that even if Soros had contributed to the EIT, he would welcome it because he supports immigration reform. The money would not influence his position on the issue.earlier in the day I found this:
"If God can use the jawbone of an ass to achieve His purpose, He can use George Soros, too,"
Vitter, 13 other R sens write to Reid, asking him to slow down immigration reform debate.