May 24, 2024

Border Bill Fails for Second Time in Senate

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has failed Joe Biden again, and this time there were even more Democrats that helped.

Schumer represented the “bipartisan” border bill that was blocked the first time out, and it failed for the second time.

The vote fell 50-43 against, oddly enough, with Senators Lankford (R-OK) and Sinema (I-AZ) voting against the legislation they helped write.

Bogus Bill

The bill has been encouraged by Joe Biden, but this bill is a complete and utter disaster.

The fact that Lankford tried to sell this as something that would help control immigration is shameful.

Now, don’t get me wrong… there are some aspects of this bill that the GOP can probably use, but overall, it was nothing more than allowing Biden to codify the policies they have put in place since Joe Biden took office.

In voting against the legislation, Sinema blasted both sides of the aisle, stating, "Today, the Senate is proving what many Americans already think about Congress: that Senators come here for political games, not to deliver results.”

Lankford also criticized his fellow Senators for putting the bill back on the floor for political reasons without any real help getting it passed.

To his point, Schumer, while putting the bill back on the floor, stated, "We all know the situation at the border is unacceptable and demands attention from Congress.

"Democrats believe that, Republicans have been saying it, and that’s why three months ago we sat down with them to write a strong and necessary and bipartisan border security bill.”

Schumer put this bill back on the floor, knowing full well that it did not have the support, and there was no way it was going to pass through the House, even if it did pass the Senate.

This was all about giving Joe Biden something to whine about so that he could call out Republicans for not passing the legislation that he claims would fix the border.

This is all political theater, and the American people are getting sick and tired of a Congress that appears intent on accomplishing nothing for most of the last decade.

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