REPORT: Here’s why Tom Cotton voted against Trump’s proposal to reopen the government…

As we told you earlier today, both Tom Cotton and Mike Lee voted against the White House Senate proposal to reopen the government. It would have funded the border wall.

At the time I was wondering why they voted against the bill. The answer is actually pretty simple, at least for Tom Cotton.

Fox News reporter Chad Pergram caught up with him and asked him about it:



DACA. Ok, that makes sense. I suspect that’s also why Lee voted against it as well.

Remember though, there wasn’t as much pressure on today’s bills given that they were expected to fail. Heck, not even all Republicans voted for Trump’s bill. I’m not saying Cotton or Lee wouldn’t have voted differently, but just that it’s easier to take a principled stand when there isn’t much pressure. If the Senate was just two votes away from passage on Trump’s bill, would Cotton and Lee still stand on principle? We may never find out the answer to that question, but I suspect they’d swallow hard and vote for it.

While we’re on the topic…



We’ll see…

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