U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is expected to break from House Republican leadership and try to stir an insurrection against their spending plan. He thinks there’s a way to stop spending on the president’s plan to defer deportation of undocumented immigrants.
National Review reports that Cotton thinks a massive phone call barrage could force action.
“In 2007, there were reports that the Capitol switch board actually stopped working because so many people called, and asked their senators and congressmen to stop an amnesty bill going through at the time, and it stopped,” Cotton told Laura Ingraham on Friday. ”And it helped in 2013 when the House was on the verge of considering something like the Gang of Eight bill in the Senate, so I would encourage you to call your senator, call your congressman next week and in the new year.”
Cotton has not been shy about favoring even government default and shutdown over enabling actions with which he disapproves. Presumably the majority that elected him knew they were not voting for a compromiser when they threw one out of office.