BREAKING: McConnell turns against border bill

Mitch McConnell, who was just yesterday recommending the Senate border bill has now turned against it. He did so late last night and cited how most of the Republican Senate was against the bill.

Now Senate Republicans will focus on the House Israeli aid bill.

Here’s more via Breitbart:

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the shocking decision to recommend Republicans block the advancement of the Senate pro-migration border bill.

That first procedural vote was set for Wednesday. It is unknown if Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will forge ahead, although that is likely.

McConnell cited the overwhelming number of Senate Republicans planning to vote against the measure either on substance or because they wanted more time, according to Punchbowl News.

The longtime Republican leader has spoken in favor of the deal and did not express any personal hesitations about the legislation to his colleagues.

According to Punchbowl, McConnell said the political mood in the country has changed since negotiations began months ago. At that time, McConnell and Democrat leaders agreed to pair foreign aid to Ukraine, of which McConnell is the Senate’s greatest champion, with a border compromise.

Democrats, although also generally in favor of aiding Ukraine’s stalemated war against Russia, used McConnell’s fervor for Ukraine aid against Republicans, dangling a proposed border compromise in exchange for aiding the European nation.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) touted his close work with McConnell on the deal. “I have never worked more closely with Leader McConnell on any piece of legislation as we did on this,” Schumer told reporters on Sunday.

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen McConnell turn against something he helped negotiate and champion. I’m glad he’s seen the light but it’s clearly not because he thinks the bill is bad. And it just shows how bad a leader he truly is in the Senate, that he would have even allowed this monstrosity to happen on his watch.

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