McConnell Calls on Senate Democrats to Support Bill Restricting President’s Immigration Overreach
‘This targeted measure would address the President’s most recent overreach from November. The bill isn’t tied to DHS funding. There’s no excuse for our friends on the other side to oppose it.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor in which he urged Senate Democrats to support legislation restricting the President’s immigration overreach:
“Last night, I took action to allow the Senate to consider common-sense legislation every common-sense Democrat should want to support.
“This targeted measure would address the President’s most recent overreach from November. The bill isn’t tied to DHS funding. There’s no excuse for our friends on the other side to oppose it.
“That’s especially true of the Democrats who led their constituents to believe they’d stand up for democratic principles in this debate. These colleagues have hidden behind all manner of excuses to avoid upsetting the Far Left.
“Well, this bill removes those excuses. It sets up a simple political equation: Either stand in defense of extreme overreach, or stand with constituents in support of shared democratic values.
“As I’ve said already, my preference remains with the legislation that’s already passed the House. It’s still the simplest way forward. But as long as Democrats continue to prevent us from even debating that bill, I’m ready to try another way.
“I hope our friends across the aisle will demonstrate similar flexibility. I’m calling on Senators of good faith to work with us to move this bill forward as quickly as possible. Let’s get to work.”
Related Issues: Executive Orders, Immigration, Senate Democrats