Senate Majority Sen. Mitch McConnell is blaming the shutdown on the Democrats’ enthusiasm for “illegal immigration,” suggesting that he recognizes the public’s hostility to the Democrats’ no-strings amnesty push.
“Extreme elements of their base want illegal immigration to crowd out every other priority,” McConnell said during an early morning speech in the Senate, January 19. “Apparently, they believe the issue of illegal immigration is more important than everything else — all the government services the American people depend on.”
Voters “will see which Senators vote to shove aside veterans, military families, and vulnerable children to hold the entire country hostage until we pass an immigration bill they have not even written yet,’ McConnell continued. “This is completely unfair and uncompassionate.”
The tougher language suggests that the GOP leaders are willing to include the issue in their 2018 campaigns, despite opposition from business lobbyists and some business-first Senators in their own ranks, including Sen. Cory Gardner, who is the GOP’s campaign manager for the 2018 election.
Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very dangerous Southern Border. Dems want a Shutdown in order to help diminish the great success of the Tax Cuts, and what they are doing for our booming economy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
The language complements the morning tweet from President Donald…