And that’s that. Stand by for reaction.
Update: Major Garrett is reporting on Fox News right now that the GOP told him to resign or the following would happen:
1. The Senate GOP leadership will call on him to resign.
2. The Republican Senate Campaign Committee will deny him re-election funds and recruit a primary challenger.
3. The RNC will announce that Republicans nationwide want him to resign.
Update: The newest Republican senator will be Jim Risch. Let’s see if we can find out his position on amnesty with a little Google magic.
Update: Promising so far:
Gov. Jim Risch ordered state agencies Wednesday to stop hiring illegal aliens by using a federal Web site to verify that new employees are eligible to work in the U.S.
The outgoing Republican governor wants local governments and private businesses to also use the voluntary and free screening system as a way to crack down on undocumented immigrants who are taking jobs and benefits away from legal residents.
“Idahoans deserve to have their tax dollars spent on legal, United States citizens,” Risch said in announcing the executive order in Coeur d’Alene. “Jobs available in America and Idaho should be preserved for those who are legal.”
Risch is also a member of Team Romney.