This HAS turned STRICKLY to appeasing Donald Trump, who LOST his try to keep his presidency, the turned to trying to steal it, and now wants to wreck a solution to immigration policy for his own efforts….
And some Republican lawmakers, who feared for their lives Jan. 6, 2021 from protestors Trump sent after them, are helping the guy torpedo a try to address immigration problem’s the same GOPer’s have been complaining about!
Others ARE still fighting to get a bill passed that would also approve aid for Ukraine…..
Ya can’t make this shit up….
Former President Trump excoriated a bipartisan border security bill put forward by senators, calling it a “Death Wish” for the GOP on Monday, hours after it was released.
“Only a fool, or a Radical Left Democrat, would vote for this horrendous Border Bill, which only gives Shutdown Authority after 5000 Encounters a day, when we already have the right to CLOSE THE BORDER NOW, which must be done,” Trump wrote on Truth Social of the legislation, which was crafted in part by conservative Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.).
“This Bill is a great gift to the Democrats, and a Death Wish for The Republican Party. It takes the HORRIBLE JOB the Democrats have done on Immigration and the Border, absolves them, and puts it all squarely on the shoulders of Republicans,” Trump continued. “Don’t be STUPID!!! We need a separate Border and Immigration bill. It should not be tied to foreign aid in any way, shape or form!”
Trump’s opposition further complicates the path forward for the legislation, which was already facing pushback from Republicans in the House.
The legislation unveiled Sunday night included $20 billion for border security. It would give the federal government temporary authority to expel migrants when the average number of daily crossings exceeds a set threshold, end “catch and release,” raise standards for asylum screenings and seek to process claims quicker, among other provisions.
The bill also includes national security funding in the form of $60 billion for Ukraine, $14.1 billion for Israel, aid for Indo-Pacific allies.
Republicans had insisted that any aid for Ukraine be paired with legislation to address the southern border, but Trump’s post Monday indicated any Ukraine funding may be a non-starter…..
The Republican US Senator’s who WANT their Bill PASSED….
Sen. James Lankford (Okla.), the lead GOP architect of the bipartisan Senate border security deal, pushed back on Republican critics, including Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), for rushing to condemn the legislation.
Lankford during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” also responded to the scathing criticism of the legislation by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who panned the proposal Sunday as the “Border Capitulation Bill” and more bluntly as a “crap-sandwich of a border bill.”…
And he has dismissed talk among some GOP lawmakers that passing a bipartisan border deal will protect Biden from attacks over his immigration record….
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) will face one of the toughest challenges of his career this week when he tries to muster Senate Republicans to vote for a Ukraine funding and border security package that former President Trump wants to kill.
McConnell’s initial goal, according to Senate GOP colleagues, was to get a border security deal that would have the support of at least half of his conference, which numbers 49 members…..
But if the legislation gets between 18 and 25 Senate Republican votes, that will then put heavy pressure on Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to take the bill up in the House, despite his earlier declaration it would likely be “dead on arrival” in the lower chamber….