Senator on Text of Immigration Bill: 'Goobledygook'

April 25, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Sen. Jeff Sessions demonstrated the complexity of the immigration bill Democrats are trying to rush through the Senate - by reading from it.

Sessions read a passage of the bill as it referred to citation after citation to exceptions, qualifiers, and additional details by referencing only by the numbers and alphabetic letters signifying sections, sub-sections and paragraphs of the bill.

Judiciary Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) interrupted Sessions to argue that it is time to stop analyzing the bill and vote on it. But, Sen. Session responded that, since very skilled lawyers took their time carefully crafting the language of the bill, senators should have more time to examine it.

"Our staff has been working for days trying to decipher this gobbledygook," Sen. Sessions said.

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