If You're A Conservative In Alabama, You Just Might Be A Racist - Page 2
In the Alabama Senate, all but one Republican voted for the bill along with five Democrats. Below are the pictures of the 20 Republicans and 5 Democrats who voted in favor of the immigration reform bill:
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If the ethnic background of the politicians behind this law seem to lack diversity, they do. The lone African American who voted for the law, Senator Rodger Smitherman, is confusing because the month before the vote he was quoted as saying:
“We’re going back to some day we don’t want to see, where people can be pulled out of a car because they look like somebody,”
I contacted a member of his staff to determine if he intended to have his vote recorded in favor of HB - 56; however, he has not responded by the time this was published. Regardless, this bill that targeted one race was proposed and passed almost exclusively by white, conservative politicians.
The final player in this saga is Governor Robert Bentley.
It seems that 'Happy Days' of the Old South are back.