This past Friday, we noted that Senate Republican leaders have begun a coordinated attack on House Republicans designed to force the House to accept whatever deal Senate GOP negotiators strike with Senate Democrats and the White House on border security.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD), and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) all made statements to the effect that House Republicans should accept “something” on border security now, even if it was not actually sufficient to solve the crisis.
“It makes no sense to me for us to do nothing when we might be able to make things better,” Cornyn said. And Thune echoed him, claiming that “this is a unique moment … an opportunity to get some conservative border policy.”
The problem is “some conservative border policy” will not get the job done. President Joe Biden has the tools to start solving