Lankford has been harshly criticized by other Republicans for his border negotiations with Democrats, but he has hit back, saying his work has been misrepresented. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) indicated the bill will not pass in the Republican-controlled House in a “Dear Colleague” letter Friday. As a fellow Republican senator, Scott seemingly agreed during a Fox News Sunday interview.
“James is smart, he’s hard-working, he knows the issue. He’s on a suicide mission,” Scott said. “Democrats don’t want to secure the border. That’s number one. Number two is, right now, this border could be secure, but we know we have a lawless administration, completely lawless Biden administration.”