McConnell hails Lankford deal with Democrats ‘the most substantial border security policy in 30 years’

MCCONNELL: ‘NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON’: In remarks on the Senate floor that alternated between praise for the border security deal being negotiated by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and sharp condemnation of President Joe Biden’s ineffective enforcement policies, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signaled support for the pending deal, which could also unlock vital aid for Ukraine.

“This week, Sen. Lankford and several colleagues will continue their work to finalize the most substantial border security policy in 30 years. This agreement would come not a moment too soon,” McConnell said in a speech that blamed Biden for promoting “open borders” at home and projecting weakness abroad.

“We’re a global superpower with global responsibilities. … That’s reality whether or not our commander in chief acknowledges it,” McConnell said. “America’s allies looked to us to lead by example, to deliver decisive capabilities to Ukraine, and to step up investments in upgrading
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