Much of the Senate’s rules are premised on the notion that literally every single member of the Senate will agree to allow basic tasks to be performed. In the era of Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell, that is no longer a viable assumption.
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been busy this week opposing Republican efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, from authoring an op-ed to hand-delivering a 30-page memo claiming that immigration reform would devastate the American economy.
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie expressed support for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in June 2013. But now that he's rumored to be making a Senate run in Virginia, that video clip is now unavailable on Gillespie’s website.