Bipartisan Immigration Bill is Not on the Table, Sen. Cornyn’s Office Claims

Following remarks he made on Senate floor that his staff claims were a joke but that outraged conservatives, Senator John Cornyn’s, R-Texas, office denied on Wednesday that a bipartisan immigration plan is in the works, Fox News informed.

Tuesday night, when the Senate adopted bipartisan gun legislation that he had helped shepherd, Cornyn, who routinely seeks to find bipartisan avenues for legislation on a number of subjects, including immigration, was on the Senate floor.

According to a tweet released from Igor Bobic, a HuffPost reporter Cornyn said first “First guns, now it’s immigration” to Senator Alex Padilla from California.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema reportedly confirmed this saying that they will do it.

The conservatives, many of whom were already incensed by Cornyn’s support for the gun measure that advanced 64-34 in the divided chamber, reacted angrily to the reports of his statements.

In the past, Cornyn has supported bipartisan immigration initiatives, such as a border security bill that he and Senator Sinema introduced to address the migrant issue at the southern border.

Additionally, he has supported a path to citizenship for undocumented residents who entered the country as children and qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

J.D. Vance, a candidate for the Ohio Senate, claimed on Fox News’ “Ingraham Angle” that it would be disastrous for the GOP to “push amnesty”.

Meanwhile, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy seemed to reject any such initiatives, telling Axios that “amnesty is a non starter with him and that it will not be taken up by a House Republican majority.”

However, an immigration bill was not on the table, according to a Cornyn official.

Representative Drew Brandewie said on Wednesday on Fox News Digital, that the tweet was inaccurate and that it was a joke, and that no such bill exists.”

It is the most recent indication that bipartisan efforts on comprehensive immigration reform measures, once supported by numerous GOP officials in both chambers, are finding it difficult to gain any traction in the midst of a historic border crisis that has seen over 239,000 migrant encounters only in the month of May.

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