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Beyond a Hot Mess - McConnell Retreats
from Support of Border Deal, Lankford
May Vote Against His Own Legislation

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Posted By: 4250Luis, 2/5/2024 10:17:35 PM

Exactly how bad is the “bipartisan” legislation, which should be called called, ‘the border insecurity in exchange for Ukraine money act’? The bill is so bad, and makes things so much worse, that Jame Lankford may end up voting against his own legislative creation. Making matters worse, Mitch McConnell is now pretending the entire fiasco wasn’t his idea; further leaving James Lankford out to dry on his own. (Politico) – […] Several members of GOP leadership came out against the legislation in the past 24 hours, further boxing in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 2/5/2024 10:51:34 PM (No. 1651704)
Both of them should hang.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 2/5/2024 11:01:02 PM (No. 1651715)
I asked earlier today if there was room in the padded cell for him to join the Majority Leader (who is threatening to send troops to Ukraine if his bill doesn't pass) and the President (who belongs there for numerous and obvious reasons) - maybe Mitch needs his own special cell.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 2/5/2024 11:19:07 PM (No. 1651722)
I’m guessing the real reason behind this reversal is that Mitch had a minion read the bill, and discovered that he, (Mitch), wasn’t getting as big a kickback from it as Chuck Schumer promised him.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cor-vet 2/5/2024 11:34:35 PM (No. 1651726)
It's too late for Lankford, everyone already knows what side he's on, after co-sponsoring this bill!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Heraclitus 2/6/2024 1:10:12 AM (No. 1651750)
The sleeping tiger finally got roused: the American people put up with a heck of a lot of crap year after year, and swallow too much in the belief that some things as odious as they are for them are for the common good. But this time, (and I hope it holds firm) enough people see the self-destructive mission the Dems + certain Repubs have us on, that the inane covid oppression and devastating government spending, the abysmal economy which Biden et al engineered, their obeisance to the WEF and other global entities which in all their vainglorious egotism and elitism are driving humanity to the brink of catastrophe.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: anniebc 2/6/2024 1:27:27 AM (No. 1651759)
What a weak bunch of willies.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: FJB 2022 23 24 2/6/2024 4:39:24 AM (No. 1651793)
AFTER judging the reaction of the voters to this bill they have decided it is not in THEIR best political interest to go fwd with their support with this mess, I doubt they really care what the voters think until it affects their own politcal futures. McConnell continues to show he cannot be trusted with the welfare of our country and our people. DITCH MITCH! MAGA
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Reply 8 - Posted by: nerdowell 2/6/2024 6:17:54 AM (No. 1651804)
This is an election-year ploy to fire-proof dems and incumbents ahead of the election. From now on , when the challenger raises the issue in a debate, the pre-masticated response will be "Republicans refused to consider a bi-partisan comprehensive bill...," and perhaps recall a few nice sounding measures to boot. Nobody will remember what an abomination it was.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/6/2024 6:25:10 AM (No. 1651807)
“leaving James Lankford out to dry on his own.” The essence of Mitch McConnell.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jethro bo 2/6/2024 7:09:59 AM (No. 1651831)
Don't count your RINOs until the eggs hatch. When has the RINO wing of the Democrat party ever bucked Diaper Joe? Never!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bur Oak 2/6/2024 7:41:08 AM (No. 1651861)
Lankford, Schumer's tool. Lankford forgot who "brought him to the party" and will pay the price.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ARKfamily 2/6/2024 8:22:55 AM (No. 1651893)
It is a hot mess when Chuck Schumer is threatening to send the troops. It is a clear indication how Democrats USE people. . .
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Venturer 2/6/2024 8:41:02 AM (No. 1651908)
What a joke. Chuck the Schmuck came out and praised McConnell for working so hard with him for this bill and then along came the voices of Americans who saw this bill was a boat load of manure and McConnell backed out on him. McConnell double crossed his buddy Chuck . Lankford got the message also and his little nut sack shrunk away to nothing.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 2/6/2024 8:41:56 AM (No. 1651909)
Imagine that, political careers are more important than saving Biden's bacon. When Ukraine gets angry at us, the details of Joe and Hunter's dealings will be the big news.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: plomke 2/6/2024 9:35:53 AM (No. 1651953)
"Lankford forgot who "brought him to the party" and will pay the price." And yet he will be reelected just like China Mitch and Miss Lindsay...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: dwa 2/6/2024 10:26:54 AM (No. 1651990)
This is not a repudiation of the bill by McConnell or Langford. It is simply too hot right now with negative pressure against the bill since the "untrue leaks" proved to be true. I expect to see the Republicans vote to not move the bill forward at this time and wait until it is old news and then do what they always do, vote for the bill and once again betray their constituents.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bobmadison 2/6/2024 10:42:36 AM (No. 1652002)
Votes, cheap labor, and sex "workers." Any more questions?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 2/6/2024 11:33:47 AM (No. 1652043)
Church camp counselor Lankford's co-senator implored his constituents to read the bill before condemning it. A pox on both and I hope they are both removed at the next election or sooner.
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