Regarding immigration, Brownback does not support the current immigration bill before Congress, saying there were too many problems. But he said he would support tougher border security and a guest worker program.
The Republican candidate said there is a deep-seeded conflict in America over illegal immigration – particularly what to do with those already here.
“That’s the difficulty with the issue. It goes to two core issues – rule of law and being a compassionate society. You want to do both of these,” he said.
Last year, Sen. Brownback voted in favor of the Senate immigration bill S. 2611, which ultimately passed. Will he have enough "problems" with the present bill to vote against cloture? I haven't heard much either way from him. Has anyone else? He missed the cloture vote on the immigration bill earlier this month; will he miss the next one, too?
6/25 UPDATE: A source tells Geraghty that Brownback will be around for the cloture vote, but it's unknown how he'll vote.