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Trump activates MAGA caucus to kill Senate border deal, weaken McConnell

Posted on AllSides February 5th, 2024
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Allies of former President Trump are trying to maximize public opposition to the border deal "to make Senate leadership sweat," according to a source familiar with the effort.

Why it matters: Trump is once again flexing his dominance within the GOP to test whether his endorsers will break with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.).

Trump's team needs 41 senators to publicly oppose the bill to successfully tank it in the Senate — and they already have 20.

They also can count on some...

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