Our betters in Congress are diligently working on
screwing conservatives a border deal so they can avoid another government shutdown.
The committee tasked with negotiating the deal in order to avoid a second partial government shutdown announced that they had reached an “agreement in principle” Monday evening. The deal reportedly includes $1.375 billion for a physical border barrier (not including a concrete wall) and limits overall detention beds maintained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
So this awesome “bipartisan” deal gives the president $4 billion less than he asked, and the GOP establishment is crowing about what fantastic dealmakers they are? The dirtiest word is politics is “bipartisan,” because bipartisan deals rarely benefit the GOP.
Conservatives in Congress are already blasting the deal, noting that it falls well short of President Donald Trump’s requested $5.7 billion in funding for a physical barrier.
The cap on detention beds is also a sticking point for immigration hardliners, as ICE needs funding for beds in order to detain illegal border crossers while they undergo immigration proceedings. GOP aides familiar with the deal told The Washington Post that ICE would have enough funding to maintain current detention levels and to add more beds if needed.
The Democrats demanded the cap on beds because when all the beds are filled, the rest of the detained illegals are released into the wild. It’s win-win for them, and as always, the GOPe folded faster than Superman on laundry day.
One more thing, the Daily Caller is usually a great, accurate site, but my god, the author of this piece continually calls Reps. Jordan and Meadows “hardliners.” No sweetie, they’re conservatives. Just because there is a lack of them in the GOP doesn’t make them hardliners. Now go make me a sammich.
I sincerely hope the president doesn’t sign this piece of garbage, but I’m hearing he may. It would be a dreadful mistake.
BONUS: From Ace of Spades HQ, the former speechwriter for President Trump visited the southern border. You’re not going to like what he found.