The Senate’s “Gang of Ocho” struck some sort of a deal last night on border security that we are supposed to be excited about. These same eight senators voted with Democrats and against strengthening border security just two days ago.
ABC News reported:
Early Thursday morning, the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators will announce an agreement to strengthen border security.
ABC News has confirmed that the Senate “Gang of Eight” has reached an agreement to strengthen border security provisions in their bill that they hope will deliver the 70 crucial votes needed for the measure.
According to a high ranking Senate aide, a formal announcement is expected Thursday morning.
A second capitol hill source tells ABC News the agreement will include a major border build up, with a huge increase in border personnel and an increase in fencing. The change will mean the legislation could deliver the 70 votes desired by the bipartisan group, a hill source said.
The gang includes, four Republicans: Marco Rubio (Fla.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), and four Democrats: Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Michael Bennet (Colo.), and Dick Durbin (Ill.).
Some of ‘gang’ members have been calling amendments that would require 700-miles of fencing and 100 percent operational control “non-starts” for the bill.
Don’t believe for a minute that Democrats have any intention of strengthening border security.
It ain’t going to happen.