Biden left with few Plan B options to fix border crisis after bipartisanship collapsed

Just days after a bipartisan group of senators cobbled together a $118 billion deal for increased border security and aid for American allies, Republican lawmakers killed off the chances of President Joe Biden signing the legislation into law.

Biden spent Monday and Tuesday calling for Congress to pass the legislation, and the White House has given no indication the president is mulling any backup plans to address the border crisis or extend additional security aid to Ukraine and Israel.

Instead, Biden and White House officials have rolled out two specific lines of attack in hopes of moving Republican lawmakers on the subject: claim that Republicans and former President Donald Trump, not Democrats, are responsible for the situation at the border, and assert that refusing to back the bipartisan bill after demanding border reforms
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