Arizona Sen. John McCain decided to abandon the Republican party and propose a bipartisan immigration deal giving amnesty to DREAMers without any funding for the border wall.
Now he’s suddenly realizing that joining forces with the Democrats wasn’t a great idea.
President Trump just stepped in and showed frail McCain who’s boss.
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Not since his plane was blasted out of the air by a North Vietnamese missile has John McCain been shot down in such a spectacular fashion.
The Arizonan’s buddies in the media have spent days hyping his DACA fix that would grant amnesty to Dreamers and tell President Trump where to stick his border wall.
It backfired as Trump has told McCain and Delaware Democrat Chris Coons exactly where they can stick their bill and the president continues to stand firm on not bending on border security while McCain and his ilk are only concerned with putting illegals over Americans.
CNBC has more:
President Donald Trump rejected a bipartisan immigration plan on Monday — even before it was formally presented by Sens. John McCain and Chris Coons — as lawmakers struggled to resolve an impasse over how to change the system.
McCain, R-Ariz., and Coons, D-Del., are set to introduce legislation that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. It calls for boosting border security by 2020 but does not include explicit funding for Trump’s proposed border wall or some of the restrictions on legal immigration that the president wants.
In a tweet, Trump did not mention the senators by name, but called a bill that does not include “STRONG” border security and a wall “a total waste of time.” He claimed that Democrats “seem not to care” about extending legal status for the young immigrants ahead of a “rapidly approaching” March 5 deadline when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is set to start phasing out.
Trump ended the DACA program in September but gave lawmakers six months to change it. Democrats and many Republicans want to enshrine legal status for the immigrants protected by it, but they have struggled to reach a deal on other changes sought by the GOP.
The president has pushed for funding his proposed southern-border barrier, limits on extended family migration and an end to the visa “lottery” system. Democrats appear unwilling to accept major restrictions on legal immigration.
Trump has proven difficult to pin down on immigration, and senators on both sides of the aisle have been frustrated with the process of striking a deal with him. Last month, only days after he told bipartisan lawmakers he would sign a compromise that can pass Congress, he retrenched and pushed for concessions that appear unacceptable to Democrats and even some Republicans.
There’s been a lot of comment on the release of the Nunes FISA abuse memo. As expected, Democrats are desperately trying to spin it. So perhaps it should not come as a surprise that their adopted son, Sen. John McCain (not really Republican-AZ), should attack the release of the memo.
The memo reveals how the DOJ and FBI senior officials used the Democratic propaganda by the DNC and Hillary Clinton, and mislead the court to be able to get a warrant and spy on a Trump adviser.
But that doesn’t apparently bother McCain, who has declared war on Trump and the Republican party.
McCain claimed that the release of the memo doesn’t serve the interests of Americans, “only Putin’s.”
McCain said in a statement:
In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy. Russia employed the same tactics it has used to influence elections around the world, from France and Germany to Ukraine, Montenegro, and beyond. Putin’s regime launched cyber attacks and spread disinformation with the goal of sowing chaos and weakening faith in our institutions. And while we have no evidence that these efforts affected the outcome of our election, I fear they succeeded in fueling political discord and dividing us from one another.
The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded. Our nation’s elected officials, including the president, must stop looking at this investigation through the warped lens of politics and manufacturing partisan sideshows. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him