In general, to this comment and others throughout this thread, it amazes me that Republicans are stabbing each other in the back over illegal immigration. It amazes me the obsession that both Democrats and Republicans have over illegal immigration.
Where it counts, Republicans are nowhere to be seen standing up to Trump, not on tariffs and not on wasteful government budgets. When Trump grudgingly signs a budget bill, his biggest concern (and apparently theirs too from the other direction) is illegal immigration and not the wasteful spending.
From JWK’s link:
he was “considering a VETO” because the bill does not fully address his immigration priorities
In the 1990s, Republicans stood up to President Clinton, shut down the government and the two sides started coming up with balanced budgets. Gotta hand it to ol’ Newt and his Contract with America but not to modern Republicans, not the president and not Congress. Their priorities are screwed up all the time.
He ought to have shut that bill down not over illegal immigration but because it’s terrible. The president would have served his own interest and yours, but he just had to spend too much money so badly he was willing to compromise on illegal immigration. Spending is the nut of the problem in Washington, D.C. The swamp is still full.