Republicans were outraged after the Senate released its “border” bill. Critics pointed out that the bill didn’t go far enough to secure the border. On top of this, the bill allocates 3x more money for Ukraine than it does for the U.S. border.
Even more troubling is that some Senate Republicans had a hand in negotiating this bill. That includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Republicans have not been kind in criticizing McConnell’s support for this bill. At least one Republican senator is calling for his removal. And Donald Trump’s son is dropping a bomb on this RINO.
Donald Trump Jr. referred to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as a “mentally declining pro-amnesty turtle” in response to the unveiling of the border security bill.
“Why do Senate Republicans continue to allow themselves to be led by a mentally declining pro-amnesty turtle?” Donald Trump Jr. said on Sunday.
Why do Senate Republicans continue to allow themselves to be led by a mentally declining pro-amnesty turtle?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2024
Donald Trump Jr. brutally criticized Mitch McConnell over his endorsement of the Senate Democrat-drafted border bill. Trump Jr. called McConnell a “mentally declining pro-amnesty turtle?”
It is not clear if the new bill pushes amnesty, but it does fast-track asylum claims and seems to lack strong measures to deter illegal immigration.
McConnell has faced intense criticism in recent months, especially after two alarming episodes before the press. The aging Republican froze before reporters, unmoving and unspeaking. Some suggested he suffered a stroke or another physical emergency.
McConnell’s office has refused to explain the troubling moments. But they served to provoke Republicans to call for McConnell’s retirement. His support of this Democrat-backed bill has further pushed Republicans to demand McConnell resign from leadership.
If the Senate bill is passed, it is likely to be DOA in the House. Both Speaker Johnson and House Majority Leader Scalise vowed to oppose the bill. House Republicans have already passed several strong border bills in recent weeks.
Some of these even had support from House Democrats. It is unknown if any of these bills will reach the Senate for a vote. Many have blasted President Biden and Democrats for playing political games over the worsening border crisis.
- Donald Trump Jr. blasted Mitch McConnell over his support of the Senate border bill.
- Trump Jr. called McConnell a “mentally declining pro-amnesty turtle.”
- The Democrat-drafted bill provides seemingly little to secure the border, while sending billions to Ukraine.