In a show of defiance to the party, Two more Republican Senators have reportedly signed on to a discharge petition that will force a series of votes on immigration.
Reps. John Katko (N.Y.) and Dave Trott (Mich.) have signed on to a discharge petition to force a series of votes on immigration, becoming the 19th and 20th Republicans to back it.
The growing support for the petition comes as GOP leaders have warned rank-and-file Republicans not to support it.
The petition, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) last week, would force votes on four immigration measures on the floor, getting around leadership in the process.
The leadership of the majority party can generally control what gets to the floor for a vote, but if a majority of members back a discharge petition, they can force a vote.
Only one Democrat has signed on to the discharge petition so far, but more are expected to do so if 25 Republicans sign on. That's the minimum amount of GOP support necessary to get to a majority if all Democrats back the petition.
This is a strange way for immigration reform to be passed in this country but we’ll have to just wait and see at this point.