(TargetLiberty.org) – The Senate GOP has vowed that they would block the $106 billion national security package that President Joe Biden has been calling for, unless the package included asylum reforms and additional funds to establish security in the country’s southern border.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been pushing for the Democrats and the Republicans to negotiate on possible border policies that would allow them to block the influx of migrants that were illegally coming into the country. For weeks, the GOP has claimed that the national security package does not include a proper strategy.
On Tuesday, McConnell told reporters that he had talked with President Biden last week and that he had understood that the bill would not pass if there was not an effort made to fix the situation at the southern border. McConnell proceeded to tell reporters that he was hopeful that his message had gone across and that on his side he had been one of the “most enthusiastic supporter(s)” of the bill but that it was necessary for this part to also be included in it.
Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., has similarly criticized the Biden administration over the failure of border security currently and has argued that there was “no way” that a supplement would pass through Congress without addressing the security crisis at the southern border. He noted that this was something he was going to insist on.
The supplemental request made by Congress includes funding for Israel, Ukraine and other security assistance but has no provision for the southern border.
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