Dem Senator Blames Trump For Border Bill Failure

A Democrat Senator has blamed Donald Trump for the failure of a bill passed by the Senate that would have given billions in aid to Ukraine while offering extra resources for the US southern border. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy lashed out at the GOP, saying it killed the bill solely to help Donald Trump to campaign on immigration in the Presidential election.

“As soon as Republicans realized that it was actually going to fix the border, they voted against it,” Murphy said. President Trump vehemently rejects the deal, negotiated by Senators in January, stating it allows Democrats to place the blame for the border crisis on Republicans just in time for the Presidential election. Trump said only a fool or radical left-winger would support the agreement and called it a “death wish” for Republicans.

Trump’s objections center on the element of the bill that will permit 5,000 people to enter the US daily, while only invoking authority to close the border if that number is breached. The legislation provides $20 billion for America’s border but $60 billion for Ukraine and $14 billion for Israel. Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson said it was “dead on arrival” in the House of Representatives.

Senator Murphy argued that President Biden has no authority to close the border, but the new legislation would have changed that. Republicans, however, say the bill is not a solution and blame Biden for the crisis. Rep. Troy Nehls from Texas described the legislation as “not serious,” adding that Democrat arguments that the President cannot stop the migration without Congressional agreement are “horse manure.”

Mr. Nehls said the GOP should not “do a damn thing” to help Democrats who are only interested in the border now that elections are looming. Tennessee Rep. Andy Ogles agreed, stating there are already laws in place that prevent people from crossing the US border, but the Biden administration has refused to enforce these, while Democrats encourage yet more immigration with welfare incentives.