Mickey Kaus On Jeff Sessions`s Immigration Statement:”A Few Years Ago A Democrat Would Have Been Putting Out This Statement”

Democratic blogger Mickey Kaus has this to say about Jeff Session`s latest immigration statement:

Asked by a skeptical Twitterer to name a Democrat who believed in American jobs for Americans, he mentioned Byron Dorgan.

Here`s Byron Dorgan in an 2007 Steve Sailer column:

During an early Senate debate over the guest worker program in the Kennedy-Bush-McCain Axis of Amnesty bill, ABC News reported:

“Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., took the Senate floor in opposition to his Democratic colleague and, red-faced and gesticulating toward [Sen. Byron] Dorgan, defended the guest worker program, yelling, `The idea that you can have a secure border and close it completely is something that has never happened before and will not happen now`. … The Senate`s `liberal lion` continued to howl at Dorgan, demanding, `I would like the chicken pluckers to pay $10.15 — or $15 an hour. They don`t do it, and they`re not going to do it. Who`s the — who are you trying to kid?`”

[By Jake Tapper and Z. Byron Wolf, May 22, 2007, via Mickey Kaus]

Dorgan replied:

“Let me stand up and say a word on behalf of chicken pluckers. They`ll never get $15 an hour as long as we bring in cheap labor through the back door to pluck chickens.”