Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader, is backing off a bill he was trying to push through with Democrats.
Many said that the bill would allow Biden to bring in more migrants, not curb the surge that is currently going on at the border.
From The Hill:
“I think the border portion is dead,” said one Republican senator, who cited McConnell’s remarks to the GOP conference at the Wednesday meeting. The lawmaker said that McConnell told GOP senators “this has gotten to be a lot more politically difficult than he thought it would be.”
“McConnell is one of the best vote counters in Senate history, and he clearly saw which way the debate was heading,” Punchbowl reported.
☀️ MCCONNELL BOWS TO TRUMP ON BORDER
Last night, we scooped that MCCONNELL told Republican senators that time had essentially run out on trying to craft a Ukraine-border package.
“We dont want to do anything to undermine [Trump],” said McConnell, who can barely utter the former…
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 25, 2024
Last week, former President Trump slammed the draft of the bill:
I do not think we should do a Border Deal, at all, unless we get EVERYTHING needed to shut down the INVASION of Millions & Millions of people, many from parts unknown, into our once great, but soon to be great again, Country! Also, I have no doubt that our wonderful Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, will only make a deal that is PERFECT ON THE BORDER. Remember, without Strong Borders and Honest Elections, we don’t have a Country!!!
Mitch doesn’t seem to happy about it apparently he’s angry with the House.
“Next week, we’re gonna be able to work out something, at least in the Senate, and I’m hopeful it is going to be the bipartisan package the Senate is going to pass,” he told the attendees at the meeting, adding, “Now the question is for the [House] Speaker and House Republicans: Are they ready to act as well? They have to choose whether they want to solve a problem or keep weaponizing issues to score political points against the president.”