Scott Calls for Senate Border Deal to be 'Shut Down'

Scott Calls for Senate Border Deal to be 'Shut Down'

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
January 28, 2024

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is calling for the still-in-the-works Senate border deal to be called off after new reports demonstrate that border restrictions could only occur if border crossings “surge to 5,000 daily average over a week.” The next threshold is 8,500 crossings a day.

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) is attempting to negotiate on behalf of the Republicans.

This reporting comes from Manu Raju, CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent.

Referring to the alleged deal above, Sen. Scott said “SHUT IT DOWN.”

“No. SHUT IT DOWN until we have a President who will actually secure our border. Biden wants us to green light his border policies into law by ok-ing 1.8M migrants per year. We must do better,” said Sen. Scott.

Additionally, the Florida senator admonished Senate leadership for not allowing everyone to see the border deal, as it is being negotiated behind closed doors.

“The media is telling us more about this border bill than Senate Leadership! If this is such a good bill, then LET US SEE IT,” said Scott.

Recently, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said attempting to make a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the border is like attempting to deal with “Hannibal Lecter.”

“Negotiating with Chuck Schumer on securing the border is like putting Hannibal Lecter in charge of a ‘go-vegan’ ad campaign. He might dine on your liver with a healthy side of fava beans, but it’s not going to remotely do what the suggested objective is.”

Furthermore, while speaking to Texas Politics, Sen. Cruz initially stated that he had “very serious concerns” regarding what he’s heard about the deal.

Sen. Cruz was asked about Democrats calling on Republicans to pass immigration reform policies despite the GOP passing HR 2 in May. Cruz called this prospect “utterly absurd.”

“It is utterly absurd. Joe Biden inherited the lowest rate of illegal immigration in 45 years. And he deliberately opened our southern border. That was a decision from Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Democrats. And the consequences have been devastating,” said the Texas senator.

He continued, “Biden could solve this problem tomorrow. It was a unilateral decision on his part. There were three decisions that caused this crisis. He immediately halted construction on the wall, he reinstated the failed policy of catch and release, and he pulled out of the incredibly successful remain-in-Mexico agreement. That caused the crisis at our southern border.”

Finally, Cruz concluded with a passionate diatribe toward the Democrats and their approach to illegal immigration. He believes the left side of the aisle has neglected the southern border for partisan gains.

"Biden could fix it tomorrow. He doesn’t want to. Joe Biden and the Democrats want 10 million people invading this country because they believe those illegal immigrants will vote Democrat, and they’re willing to overlook the dead bodies, the children being brutalized, the women being raped, the 100,000 Americans who died of drug overdoses,” said Cruz. “For too many Democrats, all of those are acceptable costs to try to gain a partisan political advantage. It is cynical, and it is twisted. And it is just wrong, what they’re doing at the border."

Both Sen. Scott and Cruz are junior senators of their respective states.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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