Senate Democrats didn’t learn much from their stunning defeat in the midterms, did they?
This afternoon, Reid and Durbin led their caucus on an obstructionist crusade to shut down progress on a necessary Homeland Security funding bill; Democrats managed to prevent the bill from reaching the floor for debate, which means that GOP leadership is going to have to circle back on a new attempt to keep the department funded while blocking Obama’s 2012 and 2014 plans to grant deportation amnesty.
From the Washington Times:
GOP leaders, who have said they will not let the department run out of money, will now have to come up with a Plan B to try to overcome the objections of Democrats, who are trying to defend President Obama’s 2012 and 2014 deportation amnesties.
“The only way to finish a bill is to start a bill, and today they voted to refuse to start that process,” said Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican.
Democrats, though, countered that they won’t debate any bill that tries to undo Mr. Obama’s amnesties, saying the focus should be on giving money to the department, not an effort to try to overturn the president.
“They’re mad at President Obama because they want to deport Dreamers,” said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
GOP leadership had to have seen this coming from a mile away. During today’s media roundup, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) lashed out irrationally against the Republican plans to fund Homeland Security while blocking President Obama’s executive immigration actions:
.@SenatorReid: "It's obvious that Republicans are more afraid of DREAMers than they are of ISIS."
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 3, 2015
Senator Reid came back from an extended hiatus yesterday, and wasted no time in blasting Republicans over using the power of their majority to fight back against executive amnesty:
“The work of this Senate should be based upon what we’re able to do for the middle class. We are a constructive minority and we proved that last month. Take, for example, TRIA, terrorism risk insurance.”
“Senator McCaskill said it best, the Republicans are more afraid of the DREAMers than they are of ISIS. ISIS, by the way, has said they’re coming our way. Why should we be dealing with issues that have nothing to do with homeland security? We should pass a homeland security bill with no strings attached to it.”
“If my Republican colleagues have some problems with something the President has done on immigration, for example, hit it head on. Don’t hide behind Homeland Security. We need a safe homeland and I hope my Republican colleagues will join us and get that done as quickly as possible.”
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