Kondracke falsely claimed "majority of the Republicans" voted for Senate immigration bill

››› ››› ROB DIETZ

On Fox News' Special Report with Brit Hume, Roll Call executive editor Morton M. Kondracke falsely claimed that a "majority of the Republicans" voted for the recently passed Senate immigration bill. In fact, 23 Republicans voted for the legislation, while 32 voted against it.

On the May 25 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Brit Hume, Roll Call executive editor Morton M. Kondracke falsely claimed that a "majority of the Republicans" voted for the recently passed Senate immigration bill. In fact, 23 Republicans voted for the legislation, while 32 voted against it.

During the May 25 "All-Star Panel" segment, host Brit Hume asked for Kondracke's thoughts on the bill. Kondracke said it "passed by 62-36, something like that, with the majority of the Republicans, I believe, voting for it, which gives it a lot of wind going into the conference." But while the Senate bill passed with a majority of Democrats supporting it, a majority of Republicans opposed the legislation.

From the May 1 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Brit Hume:

HUME: In order to get a bill that the House will accept. Mort, your thoughts?

KONDRACKE: I think it's going to be tough to get that agreement if everybody sticks to his guns. This passed by 62-36, something like that, with the majority of the Republicans, I believe, voting for it, which gives it a lot of wind going into the conference.

Posted In
Immigration, Immigration Reform
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
Mort Kondracke
Show/Publication
Special Report with Brit Hume
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