In the wake of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tapping Cornyn to discuss an agreement on gun control, he has since promised to work towards the amnesty agreement.
“First guns, now it's immigration,” Cornyn said to the senator, Alex Padilla (D-CA).
“That's right, we're going to do it,” said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
Andrew Surabian, a former Donald Trump administration official, stated in response to Cornyn's amnesty pledge, “From selling out on gun control to selling out on amnesty in light speed.”
Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Cornyn continue to advocate for amnesty, with the assistance of Democrat allies, such as Sens. Padilla and Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Senate Democratic whip.
“The only way that we're going to get real progress is to have a four-pillar discussion — so immigration reform, DACA, border security and then I think asylum reform is pretty important, particularly with what's going on with Title 42,” Tillis declared in April.
“We've made a list of things to do. There's more to come. However, this is a good starting point. I've spoken to at least four to five Republican senators today. There's a real interest in taking action,” Durbin said.
Cornyn was booed during his participation in the Texas Annual Republican Party convention last Friday for his role in working in conjunction with Democrats to pass gun control legislation.
The boos, it seems, did not dissuade Cornyn.
“After Sen @JohnCornyn was met with such hatred at the @TexasGOP convention in Houston, I'm told he said to a few people, ‘I've never given in to mobs and I'm not starting today,'” Cornyn's tweet read.