Senator Landrieu Misplaces South Dakota and Flip-Flops on Immigration

Today, during a Senate floor debate on immigration, Senator Mary Landrieu flip-flopped her position on building a stronger border fence, alleged that South Dakota borders Canada and voted in favor of immediate amnesty for more than 11 million illegal immigrants.

While engaging in conversation on the Senate floor with Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) about his amendment to require the construction of 700 miles of double-layered border fence, which was required by the 1996 immigration bill and reaffirmed by the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (only 36 miles has been constructed to date), Senator Landrieu voiced her objections by calling it a “dumb fence.”

This objection is contrary to prior positions she has taken in favor of such a fence.

As the conversation progressed, Senator Landrieu stated that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is more knowledgeable on this topic than the “Senator

from South Dakota who only has a border with Canada.”

“Apparently Senator Landrieu needs a geography lesson,” said LAGOP Executive Director Jason Doré. “She has obviously forgotten where South Dakota is, and we believe she has forgotten Louisiana as well. Sen. Landrieu is so wrapped up in Beltway politics that she has become out-of-touch with the people who sent her there.”

Senator Landrieu also voted in favor of immediate amnesty for illegal aliens when she voted against an amendment proposed by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) requiring the Department of Homeland Security to prove control of the border for just six months before we give amnesty to more than 11 million illegal immigrants.

“Senator Landrieu’s comments are outrageous,” Doré said. “She is flip-flopping on key issues, voting for disastrous immigration policies and once again refusing to support true reform. It becomes more clear each day that she no longer represents the values of Louisiana residents. Does she even remember where her own state is?”


Posted on June 13, 2013 .