SPINELESS GOP SENATORS REJECT TRUMP’S BORDER WALL
GOP Senators have rejected Trump’s ‘nuclear’ option proposal, citing it may harm “bi-partisanship.” I mean really—bipartisanship over BORDER SECURITY when the other side clearly doesn’t want it?
From The Hill:
Senate Republicans quickly rejected President Trump’s push that they go “nuclear” and change Senate rules to eliminate the legislative filibuster in order to pass a funding bill with $5 billion for his wall on the Mexican border.
“I’ve long said that eliminating the legislative filibuster would be a mistake,” said outgoing Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) in a string of tweets explaining his position.
“It’s what’s prevented our country for decades from sliding toward liberalism. It’s inconvenient sometimes, but requiring compromise is in the interest of both parties in the long term,” Hatch said.
Retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) pledged that he wouldn’t vote to nix the 60-vote filibuster in order to clear money for the border.
“The Senate filibuster is about the only mechanism left in Washington that brings the parties together. Deploying the nuclear option would blow that up. I will not vote to do it,” Flake said.