Remember the kerfluffle late last year over the CRomnibus? Boehner, McConnell & co. all told us that they would only fund Homeland Security through February. The organs of DHS that would deal with the implementation of amnesty would not be funded, we were told.
Well. here we are near the end of February. It’s time to ante up for Homeland Security and we don’t look close to having a deal. :
[…] The House recently passed a bill that simultaneously funds Homeland Security while defunding the president’s executive actions on immigration. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said that he simply doesn’t have the 60 votes needed to pass the legislation in his chamber.
But, but, but we were told things would be sooooooo much easier in the new Congress with a total Republican majority! Instead, it looks like déjà vu all over again.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement that Republicans are “playing politics” with national security:”
“By refusing to bring a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security to the floor, Republicans are saying that tearing apart families is more important to them than protecting the United States and keeping Americans safe. If my colleagues want to fix our broken immigration system, we are happy to have a debate. But we should not put our national security at risk in the meantime.”
Johnson echoed the wishes of Senate Democrats for a “clean” funding bill.
“My hope is that in the four working days they have this week, they’ll finally come together and do the right thing and passed an appropriations bill, free and clear of any efforts to defund our executive actions,” said Johnson.
Also appearing on “This Week,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that he believes the “executive orders were illegal,” but he is “willing and ready to pass a DHS funding bill.”
“I agree with the Texas judge who said that the executive orders were illegal,” said Graham. “I hope Republicans will come together and back the court case, file a friend of the court brief with the court and fund DHS. I am willing and ready to pass a DHS funding bill and let this play out in court.”
.@LindseyGrahamSCGraham said that the immigration battle belongs in the courts.
Graham added that the “worst possible outcome for this nation is to defund the Department of Homeland Security given the multiple threats we face to our homeland.”
“And I will not be part of that,” he said.
In other words, HE ain’t fightin’. See where this is going?
Graham said that the immigration battle belongs in the courts.
“I hope my House colleagues will understand that our best bet is to challenge this in court, that if we don’t fund the Department of Homeland Security, we’ll get blamed as a party. And to anyone who is watching the world as it is, I’ve never seen more terrorist organizations with more safe havens, with more money, with more capability to strike the homeland than I do today. And that’s a direct result of a failed foreign policy by President Obama. And the worst thing to do is add gasoline to the fire by having the Republican Party defund the Department of Homeland Security.”
Dan Holler, communications director at Heritage Action for America, the sister organization of The Heritage Foundation, said that “our nation would be better served if Secretary Johnson were focused on his job instead of trying to implement a scheme to grant legal status to those who ignored our nation’s immigration laws.”
If you honestly care about the safety and security of this country, you will not allow Reid & co. to make this debate about national security and terrorism. They haven’t given a damn about it previously. Why would they honestly start NOW? They want all of these new welfare recipients and Democrat voters pouring across our unsecured border..
There is ZERO evidence that shutting down the government has hurt the GOP.
Of course, NPR and CBS will say nasty things about you. But don’t they always? You’re not there to keep NPR happy. You’re there to respect our wishes and protect our country. We told you loud and clear in November that we wanted Obama and all of his shenanigans STOPPED. Stop screwing around and get to it.