Border Bill Worse Than Expected

(Patriot.Buzz) – Emphasizing that Americans cannot count on Democrats to keep the country secure, House Speaker Mike Johnson (LA) slammed the Senate’s new border deal not long after it was shared with the public.

The speaker jumped on social media to discuss the Senate deal being a bigger mess than anyone thought and that it would not fix the chaos at the southern border. Johnson was pretty clear: this bill is going nowhere if it tries to make its way into the House.

“This bill is even worse than we expected, and won’t come close to ending the border catastrophe the President has created. As the lead Democrat negotiator proclaimed: Under this legislation, ‘the border never closes,’” Johnson said.

The speaker was not the only one throwing cold water on the Senate’s plans. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (LA) said this Senate bill would not even get a chance to be voted on in the House right before Johnson shared his take.

The Senate bill would set aside $118 billion for national security and include cash for Ukraine, Israel and some allies in the Indo-Pacific. About $20 billion of this huge money bundle is supposed to make border security tougher.

The bill would also speed up how fast claims are handled and let the government send migrants back faster if too many people try to cross the border each day. Doing so would supposedly end “catch and release” tactics and make it tougher for people to ask for asylum.

Johnson saying “no way” to this deal is a big setback for the senators who have been trying for months to get something done on border security. Republicans in the House have previously said that any help for Ukraine had to come with steps to tighten up the southern border.

Senator James Lankford from Oklahoma was pretty puzzled by Johnson’s reaction since the deal includes a lot of things Republicans demanded, like more border wall, more flights to send people back, more officers for ICE and border patrol, more places to hold people, a quicker process for sending people back and fixes for some old problems with asylum laws.