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The Memo: GOP’s border bill outrage underscores a political shift

Posted on AllSides February 6th, 2024
From The Center
Politics, Immigration, Border Bill, US Congress, House Republicans, Senate GOP
Greg Nash

A proposed deal on border security, announced after long and painstaking negotiations in the Senate, has stumbled out of the gate.

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has declared the push “dead on arrival.” In the Senate — which is typically more open to bipartisan moderation than the House — at least 19 GOP senators have declared they will vote against the bill.

Even if the proposal were able to draw the 60 votes it needs to pass in the Senate — a scenario that relies on overwhelming support from Democrats— it is enormously...

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