GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks like he has surrendered in the fight to stop President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty — Now, McConnell looks to be working WITH Democrat Senator Harry Reid to force American taxpayers to fund the president’s lawlessness through a "CLEAN" DHS Funding Bill
Both House and Senate have passed DHS bills — LET THE SYSTEM WORK — Send it to Conference — Let Democrats in House and Senate try to block the DHS Funding Conference Committee — Let Obama veto a Republican-only passed DHS funding bill
Last week Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a joint press conference, blasted any plan by House Republicans to force negotiations over DHS funding. At that time, they said Senate Democrats would block a conference committee to negotiate a final bill ( See “Reid vows to block DHS conference” by Alexander Bolton, 2/26/15, The Hill [http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/233939-reid-vows-to-block-dhs-conference]).
In his later article that appeared in “The Hill” Alexander Bolton said, “Senate Republicans are fuming over the House GOP’s decision to extend the standoff over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a move that they say uses up political oxygen and burns precious time on the legislative calendar. *** GOP senators say it’s time to move on to other issues, such as the budget, trade legislation, and regulatory and tax reform. *** They must defend 24 seats in the 2016 election and worry that voters could soon start to question their ability to govern unless they can move forward with a more substantive agenda....” (See “House chaos on DHS funding leaves GOP senators fuming” by Alexander Bolton, 2/28/15
GOP SENATORS DON’T WANT TO DO ANY HEAVY LIFTING — SO THEY GET ANGRY AT GOP CONSERVATIVES IN THE HOUSE FOR MAKING THEMFirst, they don’t even vote on the House-passed DHS bill, because the Democrats “threaten” to filibuster. Then the Senate passes a different DHS funding bill, but get angry because some in the House want it to go to a joint conference. Why, because Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats don’t want that.
According to Bolton’s most recent column in “The Hill” — “...House conservatives say they want to pressure Senate Democrats to agree to a bicameral conference, in which the two chambers would hash out a compromise that would both fund homeland security and repeal some of Obama’s orders. *** ‘It’s time for democracy to work and the way our process works is when the House and Senate disagree, they go to conference and work it out,’ said Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.). *** But Senate Republicans say hopes of going to conference are delusional. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ruled out the possibility Thursday....” — So whose side are the Senate Republicans on ?
REPUBLICAN SENATORS SIDE WITH THE ENEMY INSIDE THE GATES — FELLOW SENATE DEMOCRATS AND THEIR BOSS, UNCONSTITUTIONAL-OBAMAHouse Republicans say they have their own message for the Senate: the 60-vote threshold for passing bills in the upper chamber is a poor excuse for inaction [on the DHS funding bill that passed the House]. One of Boehner’s necessary allies in the House, asserted that the move on the temporary DHS funding was to push back against the GOP Senators as much as anything else. “I think this is about holding our own ground and it’s also a message to the Senate. There’s a lot of different levels to this. On some levels it’s Republicans versus Democrats but there’s a lot of House versus Senate....” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said.
Also according to Bolton writing in “The Hill” — “Conservative critics have pilloried McConnell this week for moving a funding bill stripped of immigration riders. *** [For example the Senate Conservatives Fund wrote in an email to supporters saying] ‘Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has surrendered in the fight to stop President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty and now he’s working with Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to force American taxpayers to fund the president’s lawlessness’....”