Calling the family separation policy "the most telegenic recent example of misrule", Will suggested that the Republican Party deserves to lose its majority in Congress in the fall elections. Heck, it's not even noon yet.
Many Omaha-area voters expressed frustration Saturday with President Donald Trump and his policy of detaining immigrant children along the southern USA border. "And we worked closely with President [Donald] Trump to develop a new border security bill".
"Game over", said Representative Mark Sanford, a Republican critic of Trump who came under withering attack from the president before losing his primary race this month.
"You're talking about young people who are experiencing traumas, going through the journey of migration, fleeing extreme violence, and are now being put in the worst possible situation", said Bitta Mostofi, commissioner of the NY mayor's Office of Immigration Affairs. "I think. rational DACA fix".
"Rather than encouraging people to vote for it, (Trump) gave them a reason not to vote for it by saying 'What's the point of having the vote if the Senate isn't going to pass it?'" he said.
The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions. He ran on disrupting Washington, aides said, and that's exactly what he's doing.
In fact, he does it all the time.
Before the House has even had a chance to vote on the immigration bills, House Speaker Paul Ryan essentially acknowledged both votes would fail, blaming Democrats, who he predicted would not cooperate in the Senate to break a filibuster even if the House passed a bill. After Congress approved a budget deal to end a government shutdown in February, Trump turned on lawmakers and threatened to veto it.
Rep. Michael McCaul told "Fox News Sunday" that the White House on Saturday reassured him that Trump is "still 100 percent behind us".
They prepared for a last-ditch legislative effort next week with little expectation it would succeed, as their frustrations with the president became palpable.
But Rep. Pete King (R-NY) is not too concerned. "I think it makes it very, very hard".
Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the USA border with Mexico, had urged Congress to take up immigration legislation to permanently prevent family separations.
By Friday, he was tweeting that "Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration" and wait until after the November elections, when he said the GOP would approve tougher legislation because it will gain strength in Congress. He urged Congress to pass legislation that would change immigration with longevity and permanence, something past administrations were unable to accomplish. "This is a fight born out of knowing who we are and fighting for the ideals of our country", she said. He's frustrated with Congress and the media, particularly after the flop of the GOP's health care overhaul past year, which made him wary of fully embracing legislation before it passes.
The latest presidential exhortations came as Republicans were prepping for a vote on immigration legislation, after a more hard-line bill failed last week. The seat is now held by Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo.
"Regarding the President, the bottom line is that he will sign the bill into law".
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