Jeff Flake sides with Dems on immigration following Trump tweet

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Early on Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Flake was quick to side with Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on the Diversity Visa Program, again forsaking his conservative roots to attack Trump.

Flake responded to Trump’s assertion that a “Chuck Schumer beauty,” the Diversity Visa Program, allowed 29-year-old suspect Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov to enter the country by reminding Trump that the 2013 “Gang of Eight” immigration reforms, written in part by Schumer, actually would have eliminated the program.

“The terrorist came into our country through what is called the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program,” a Chuck Schumer beauty,” Trump tweeted early Tuesday. “I want merit based.”

“Actually, the Gang of 8, including @SenSchumer, did away with the Diversity Visa Program as part of broader reforms. I know, I was there,” Flake tweeted at Trump in response.

The “Gang of Eight” was a bipartisan group of senators who wrote a 2013 immigration reform bill that passed the Senate with support from every Democrat and many Republicans. The bill, however, never made it to President Obama’s desk as then-Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) didn’t bring the bill to a vote in the lower chamber. 

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