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Lauren Boebert Says Cartels ‘Salivating’ Over Border Bill

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Rep. Lauren Boebert has claimed that cartels are “salivating” over the $118 billion bipartisan border bill unveiled on Sunday.

The carefully negotiated agreement pairs new border enforcement measures with billions of dollars in aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies.

The legislation was met immediate opposition from Republicans in both chambers, and House GOP leaders said it would not even receive a vote.

Boebert said the bill “reads like a compromise between the cartels, the human traffickers” and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

“They are all salivating reading this thing,” the Republican congresswoman wrote on X, formerly Twitter, on Monday.

“No Republican should support this absolute amnesty monstrosity that fails to actually secure the border.”

In other posts, she called the bill “absolute trash” and said she refused to support sending more aid to Ukraine.

“With $60 billion of the $118 billion in the Senate proposal going to Ukraine, apparently [President Joe] Biden and the Senate value Ukraine more than America,” she wrote in one post. “I’m done squandering money in Ukraine. America first!”

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) leaves a House Republican caucus meeting in the Longworth House Office Building on October 11, 2023 in Washington, DC. Boebert has criticized a $118 billion bipartisan border bill announced on Sunday.

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