Border Bill – TPM – Talking Points Memo


Following up on the post below about this Senate border bill. However this goes I suspect it will go quickly. No one in the Senate wants to get caught out on the losing side of it. With that in mind Politico’s Burgess Everett just reported that Sen. John Thune says he’s “still reviewing the text and I think James Lankford worked as hard as he could to get the best deal under the circumstances.”

Hardly a ringing endorsement, to put it mildly. And Thune was apparently involved with the negotiations. I think Republican senators will fall in line behind Trump (who’s the real mover here) and not put their House colleagues in a bind. But that’s not totally clear yet.


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