McConnell Met With Republicans: No Path Forward on Border Deal

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Former President Donald Trump has encouraged Republicans to sink a bipartisan compromise on new border security legislation, leaving McConnell unable to get a deal on Ukraine funding tied to the border. Also, some Republicans don’t want to send any more aid to Ukraine.

According to a GOP source familiar with the matter, McConnell told Republicans at a private Wednesday meeting that they are in a “quandary,” given that bipartisan talks over immigration have created intraparty feuding and may have closed off a path to getting a massive package approved this Congress.

McConnell’s goal at the meeting, sources said, was to lay out to his colleagues that there was no clear path ahead unless members were willing to compromise.

Jake Sherman at Punchbowl reported:

MCCONNELL told a closed meeting of Senate Republicans on Wednesday that the politics of the border has flipped for Rs and cast doubt on linking Ukraine and the border. “When we started this, the border united us, and Ukraine divided us.”

“The politics on this have changed,” McConnell told his GOP colleagues. This is ALL about Trump. McConnell referred to Trump as “the nominee” and noted the former president wants to run his 2024 campaign centered on immigration. And the GOP leader said, “We don’t want to do anything to undermine him.”

“We’re in a quandary,” McConnell added. Also today, Senate Republicans criticized McConnell for keeping them in the dark on the deal, saying, “The problem is our leader”:

Several Republican senators ripped into Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at a Wednesday briefing for keeping them in the dark on critical border security and Ukraine aid bill.

 


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Sam
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Sam
1 month ago

Is there anything lower than McConnell, and that includes Obama and Biden?

The Prisoner
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The Prisoner
1 month ago

Mitch is an awful man and American, and always has been. That is a big part of this story. I doubt many of the people at that meeting had any interest in what the old and corrupt senator had to say, as they suffered through his pointless remarks.

Mitch was there to represent corrupt DC, and the NWO neocon machine.

There never was any basis to combine Ukraine and the border. Mitch wanted that so he could obscure the invasion of our USA by attracting neocons to support the NWO war in Ukraine.

Mitch deliberately created an agreement to make the invasion legal, using Lankford, who now has hopefully destroyed his career. For Lankford to have done what he did shows he is more interested in advancing in the party that in our USA.

So, Mitch is the one who ruined the ridiculous and secret agreement he created.

There is no reason to compromise on the invasion, Mitch is using the familiar dem language to indict conservatives. The politics have not changed.

Mitch’s bill would lose the house and senate for the GOP again.

Peter B. Prange
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Peter B. Prange
1 month ago

If he had retired 10 years a go he would have been a hero. If he had retired 4 years ago, he would have had some honour and dignity left. No he is just an old man that can’t think straight and is to far gone to see what a mess he truly has become.

Mark Kent
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Mark Kent
1 month ago

McConnel is the devil. The Devil is the father of lies. So is McConnel.

AmpJam
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AmpJam
1 month ago

“…McConnell referred to Trump as the ‘nominee’ And the GOP leader said, “We don’t want to do anything to undermine him.”

That is exactly what China Mitch is going to do: Undermine Trump; Just like he did in Trump’s first term.

Last edited 1 month ago by AmpJam