McCain on the Senate floor slammed the Democratic leadership for its refusal to allow Republicans to offer amendments and go through the normal process of legislating
"I want to be able to tell the people of my state that are being flooded by immigrants I want to be able to tell 'em but I had a proposal representing them here in the United States senate and I wanted it debated now I wanted it voted on. Is a helluva lot to ask here? I don't think so. I don't think so this is this is a crisis of proportions that we have seldom seen the likes of which"