House Speaker Mike Johnson has dispelled President Joe Biden's absolute lie that Congress needs to act to pass a $110 billion aid package which would include money for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan - a bill, mind you, that would still allow as many as 150,000 illegal crossings per month, or 1.8 million per year, before any of the proposed border shutdown authorities would be triggered.
"President Biden falsely claimed yesterday he needs Congress to pass a new law to allow him to close the southern border, but he knows that is untrue," said Johnson.
"As I explained to him in a letter late last year, and have specifically reiterated to him on multiple occasions since, he can and must take executive action immediately to reverse the catastrophe he has created."
He doesn't need this bill to do that. https://t.co/Gzir4pWrUu— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 27, 2024
Recall that Biden signed three executive orders on day one of his presidency which reversed significant border protections put into place by former President Trump, and made it clear to migrants worldwide that the door was now open.
President Trump, meanwhile, is circling on this like a shark - telling a crowd on Saturday in Las Vegas "When I'm President, instead of trying to send Texas a restraining order, I will send them REINFORCEMENTS!"
President Trump: "When I'm President, instead of trying to send Texas a restraining order, I will send them REINFORCEMENTS!" pic.twitter.com/6qSmLkBGaW— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) January 27, 2024
David Sacks breaks things down perfectly (via X):
WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON
Neocons had a problem. The big Spring-Summer Counteroffensive, which was supposed to kick the Russians out of Ukraine, was a miserable failure. Even TIME Magazine was reporting that Zelensky is delusional, the Ukrainians are running out of soldiers, and Ukrainian officials are stealing like there’s no tomorrow.
House Republicans, fearing their base, began to have cold feet about throwing more money down this bottomless pit. So Biden and the Neocons came up with a plan: package Ukraine aid with border security. Each side would get want it wants.
But Senate RINOs couldn’t help themselves — they turned the border security provisions into an amnesty bill.
Meanwhile Biden picked a fight with Texas over what little remains of our border security, reminding Republicans that he can’t be trusted to faithfully execute the law. So now the deal has fallen apart.
So what is the Administration to do? There’s only ever one answer for that: blame Trump. Supposedly he is responsible for Ukraine losing the war AND the southern border being overrun. In reality, Biden and his handlers have nobody to blame but themselves for both policies.
Shakespeare put it best: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves.”
DeSantis lays out the problem with the amnesty bill...
DESANTIS: BIDEN BORDER DEAL WOULD CODIFY 1.8M ILLEGAL MIGRANTS ENTERING THE COUNTRY ANNUALLY pic.twitter.com/KH6Szahp7m— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) January 27, 2024