Senate RINOs Threaten to Betray President Trump on Mexico Tariffs
In a move that should surprise no one, cowardly Senate Republicans have sprung into action once again to oppose President Trump’s efforts to secure our southern border.
Trump has threatened to impose an incremental 5% tariff against all Mexican goods until the Mexican government takes substantive measures to stem the tide of illegal aliens from Central America into our country.
The tariffs will increase by 5% every month until they hit 25%. Mexico will have to choose between aiding and abetting the 100,000 illegal aliens per month who are streaming through and paying higher tariffs or doing more to secure its 700-mile southern border.
Let’s review all of the substantive measures that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken so far to support President Trump’s central campaign promises to secure the border…
Okay, that was a short list!
Most recently, McConnell had the Senate vote to block President Trump from spending unused military construction funds to build new sections of wall on the southern border.
Trump vetoed McConnell’s measure, so House Democrats sued the administration. A federal court just threw that case out, so hopefully Trump will finally see some action on getting the wall built.
Meanwhile, the Republican Senate only becomes animated when Trump attempts to actually do something to secure the border.
Here’s how some of the Republican Senators have reacted to President Trump’s threat of tariffs on Mexican goods:
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “There is not much support for tariffs in my conference, that’s for sure.”
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-NE): “We are very concerned about the additional tariffs that have been proposed.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): “I really do think that there may be enough numbers of people who think that we shouldn’t be allowing one person to make this decision, that we actually may have enough to override a veto on this.”
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): “The most responsible way to address it is by taking up, debating and voting on bipartisan legislation that would actually fix the vulnerabilities in our current wall.”
Huh? Vulnerabilities in our current wall?
The current sections of the border with a wall on them – approximately 700 miles – are not the issue, Cornyn. It’s the 1,200-plus miles of bandit country under the total control of the drug-trafficking, slave-trafficking and people-smuggling drug cartels that is the issue.
Plus, what bipartisan legislation is Sen. Cornyn talking about? If he could show us any piece of legislation written in the past decade that has the words “border wall” in it, and which has a Democrat co-sponsor, we would be happy to read it.
Cornyn is either in Lala-land or is outright lying to the voters (again) when he suggests that there is any bipartisan solution to the border crisis. Democrats want the border open almost as eagerly as the US Chamber of Commerce does, albeit for different reasons.
Have these dummies in the Senate completely forgotten the 2016 election? The groundswell of support for Donald Trump was specifically due to his promises to the American people to stem the tide of immigration into our country.
The American people have been desperately telling the government to save our nation from the very real threat of that open border for decades. We have clung to any and every presidential candidate who has promised to build a wall.
Good grief, Herman Cain became the frontrunner in the Republican primaries in 2012 when he half-heartedly suggested putting up an electric fence. We want the border closed! If it takes tariffs to help make that happen, so be it.
The McConnell-led Senate has been doing nothing to help Trump achieve this vital national security goal. The US Border Patrol just bought 2.2 million DIAPERS to hand out to families of illegal aliens flooding across the border. What’s McConnell doing?
Pushing a bill that would raise the smoking age to 21. Great job, Mitch! Way to prioritize.
But as soon as Trump tries to do something – anything – to deal with the border crisis, his Republican “allies” in the Senate spring into action and stab Trump in the back. If tariffs on Mexican goods cause those prices to go up, American consumers will shop for less expensive non-Mexican goods… which is the entire point!
Mexico’s business interests will then pressure the Mexican government to act to control the border. But don’t expect Republican Senators to think that far ahead. They’re too busying worrying about pleasing the open-borders Chamber of Commerce.