The irony is rich with the latest bombshell development on amnesty for millions of illegals.
The current Senate Parliamentarian just shot down an effort by Democrats to sneak in amnesty for 8 million illegals. Elizabeth MacDonough (pictured below), was appointed by Democrats when they controlled the Senate in 2012 but she’s been a thorn in the side of the Left since her appointment to the position.
She just shot down the effort on amnesty and a few months ago, she also blocked the inclusion of a minimum wage increase in a Covid bailout bill.
It’s no surprise that Democrats are livid about McDonough’s latest move. Democrat leader Chuck Schumer said he’s “deeply disappointed.”
We are deeply disappointed in this decision but the fight to provide lawful status for immigrants in budget reconciliation continues.
We will continue fighting to pursue the best path forward to grant them the ability to obtain lawful status.
My statement: pic.twitter.com/5VZjx0D6JT
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 20, 2021
MacDonough is a career civil servant who previously served as a reference assistant in the Senate Library. She studied at George Washington University, where she earned a degree in English literature. and later attended Vermont Law School. She served as a district counsel for the U.S. Justice Department before taking a position as an assistant parliamentarian in 1999. It was a post she would hold for 13 years, before assuming her current role.