(BrightPress.org) – Republicans in Congress aren’t giving Biden an inch when it comes to the border crisis. A new plan circulating in the halls of Capitol Hill has been loudly decried by conservatives as unnecessary, and they say it is exploiting the crisis as leverage.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) suggested the bill would cause just as many problems as it addresses. Many were upset that the contents of the bill were being kept secret until the last minute. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said he wasn’t getting any responses to the questions he was asking regarding the plan. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) suggested that homeless invaders know more about the plan than he does.
Many were upset that Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would even consider negotiations with the Democrats when the President has full authority to do what needs to be done. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested McConnell’s “enemies are conservatives” in both chambers of Congress, including leadership of the House Republican caucus.
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has said the bill was “dead on arrival” in the House. Johnson did his own version of Adele’s “Rumor Has It” where he mocked the alleged contents of the new bill.
Conservative Senators have suggested McConnell is more closely aligned with Democrat Majority Leader Chuck Schumer than he is with his own party. Democrats complained there were pre-emptive measures to kill the bill before it’s been officially released. They only have themselves to blame for being secretive regarding its contents. Conservatives have also highlighted that no new legislation is required for Biden to take action, despite his claims to the contrary.
Schumer tried to hide behind the claim that the bill was still being negotiated behind closed doors.
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) is the top Republican negotiator on the bill. Lankford suggested that the bill’s rumored contents have largely been misunderstood and the focus is reducing illegal crossings to zero.
McConnell had previously attempted to tie additional funding for the Ukrainian war effort to the border bill but went back on the suggestion recently, saying he’s not sure it will be included in the final draft.
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