Sam Brownback, whose past support for comprehensive immigration reform does not go over well among many potential GOP presidential voters, was seen as a surprise “yes” vote Tuesday on the Senate procedural vote on immigration. His campaign office’s clarification, in part: Brownback “voted to bring the bill back to the floor for debate and for amendments to be offered. This does NOT mean that Senator Brownback supports the immigration bill itself — he feels the bill needs to be improved.”
That certainly sounds like the makings of a “no” on today’s test vote.
Meanwhile, on the issue of the senator’s 81 missed votes this year, a Brownback spokesman told Associated Press: “He would try his best to come back for any vote where he was absolutely needed for the outcome.”
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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