Tim Scott’s “Support” For Border Security Is Being Blocked By… Tim Scott
February 7, 2024
In response to Tim Scott refusing to support bipartisan legislation to accomplish his alleged goal of securing the border, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement:
“If Tim Scott is looking for the reason why Congress hasn’t passed a law to improve border security, he just needs to look in the mirror. Scott and his fellow MAGA Republicans are doing Donald Trump’s bidding and putting partisan politics ahead of the American people — but voters see right through his lame excuses and will not let the GOP have it both ways this November.”
Tim Scott said Congress should pass a law to improve border security – despite opposing bipartisan legislation that does just that.
Scott: “We should first secure our southern border.”
Annie Karni, New York Times: “Endless loop: Tim Scott says he is opposed to the stand-alone foreign aid bill because ‘we should first secure our southern border.’ He opposed the deal that included efforts to do that, parroting Trump talking points that it didn’t do enough.”
Fox News: “Sen. Tim Scott a ‘Hades no’ on Senate border, immigration deal”
Trump’s MAGA minions are refusing to support a bipartisan agreement to improve border security.
New York Times: “Republicans Against Border Enforcement”
CNN: “Trump, who is hoping to make immigration a key plank of his presidential campaign, has suggested on Truth Social that approving additional resources for the border would make Republicans ‘look bad.’”
Vox: “Trump made this clear when he reportedly urged Republicans in Congress to turn against the bipartisan Senate border security bill scheduled for a vote Wednesday so that he could keep the issue alive through the presidential election. His supporters have largely fallen in line.”
Rolling Stone: “Border Patrol Supports ‘Strong’ Immigration Deal. Republicans Don’t Care”
CNN: “The border compromise would represent a dramatic change of immigration law on lines many Republicans have long supported.”
Trump: “Please blame it on me.”
Trump: “I think [Republicans] are making a terrible mistake if they vote for the bill.”