G. McConway
January 29, 2024

Johnson Confirms Border Legislation Will Die in the House

The big talk right now is how Democrats and Biden are trying to tie aid for Israel and Ukraine to border security legislation.

The problem, however, is that GOP House members are not too thrilled about the Senate bill.

To that point, Speaker Johnson (R-LA) has been adamant that if that bill does come across his desk, it will die there before he passes it through the House.

Not Happening

You guys know me well enough to know that if I thought this legislation was legitimate and that it would honestly help with the situation at the border, I would say so.

Regardless of who is in the White House, meaningful immigration reform would get my support, but that is not what we have here.

The big talking point is that the new legislation would add powers to the White House to close ports of entry that are being overwhelmed by illegal immigration, which is just complete and utter nonsense.

Biden actually did close or restrict points of entry already in the past, so this is just fluff to make it appear as though Biden wants to do something, when we all know that is not really the case.

To that point, Johnson called out the legislation and Joe Biden, stating, “President Biden falsely claimed yesterday he needs Congress to pass a new law to allow him to close the southern border, but he knows that is untrue.

“As I explained to him in a letter late last year, and have specifically reiterated to him on multiple occasions since, he can and must take executive action immediately to reverse the catastrophe he has created.”

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made it quite clear what this really is, and that is Senator McConnell (R-KY) and the rest of his old-school buddies trying to flex their muscles.

Cruz stated, “This bill represents Senate Republican leadership waging war on House Republican leadership.”

This is McConnell letting Trump know that even if he wins the White House, the Senate still goes with whatever way McConnell leans… and that is not going to change as long as he is the GOP leader in the Senate.

I will wait until I see the full proposal to comment further, as some Republicans insist there is meaningful change in the legislation.

Stay tuned because this fight is not going to end anytime soon.

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