Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who is looking to unseat Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) this November, is a carbon copy of just ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor when it comes to immigration, according to senate-hopeful Col. Rob Maness, who is also eyeing the Senate seat.
On the very day that Cantor was ousted, which conservative pundits have said is mainly because of his stance on immigration and endorsement of amnesty, Maness said that the outgoing Majority Leader and Cassidy voted together to continue funding for illegal immigration housing.
The two congressmen voted against Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) amendment which would have halted the housing funding. Now, Maness is saying that Cassidy is following in the footsteps of Cantor, not listening to his constituents on immigration.
“Its becoming increasingly obvious that Congressman Cassidy is not listening to our voices on illegal immigration, just as Congressman Cantor failed to listen to his constituents and so many other Washington DC politicians – like Senator Landrieu – have ignored the will of the American people,” said Maness.
Maness said that the vote by Cantor and Cassidy only encourages more illegal immigrants to cross the country’s border, saying that Congress must oppose amnesty. It is no secret that Maness is referring to the Senate immigration bill which would legalize illegal immigrants already in the US, which Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) helped craft.
“We need to stop incentivizing illegal immigrants to come here illegally, we need to secure our borders as a matter of national security, and Congress needs to say in a unified voice that Americans are opposed to amnesty,” said Maness. “I will support those principles, I will defeat Mary Landrieu in the runoff by not wavering from those principles, and I’ll defend them in the United States Senate.”
The vote comes just as the country grows in outrage over the Obama administration’s failure to secure the Southern border, even while illegal immigrants are having to be housed in military bases and in other facilities.
Maness cited that Cantor, Cassidy and Landrieu all have received D grade letters from NumbersUSA for “failing to challenge the status quo.”