Rand Paul claims Democratic senators show ‘no concern’ for Laken Riley Act

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested that the Laken Riley Act would not pass in the Senate as the Democratic senators haven’t shown any “concern” for the matter.

Paul appeared on The Story with Martha MacCallum on Thursday to share his prediction of whether or not the House bill in honor of Laken Riley, an Augusta University nursing student who was allegedly murdered by Venezuelan illegal immigrant Jose Ibarra, will pass in the Senate after it passed in the House. This legislation would require immigration officials to detain immigrants charged with crimes.

“I think it will get unanimous Republican support, but we’re one short — one vote short. I think the Democrats will be either unanimous or nearly unanimously against this,” Paul said. “They have voted in the past that they
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