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Pelosi Caves To Trump and McConnell, Passes Republican Border Bill!

Another big win!


Chalk up another HUGE win for President Trump, as the Republican version of the border bill was just passed in the House!

It looks like Pelosi and the Dems have caved….

Trump wins again:


Politico had more on the story:

The House cleared a $4.6 billion emergency aid package Thursday to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, sending the bill to President Donald Trump for his signature after Speaker Nancy Pelosi bowed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The 305-102 vote in favor of the legislation came after Pelosi fought Republicans and members of her own caucus to push for additional language to protect migrant children as part of the package, but then was forced to take up the Senate bill, which didn't include such restrictions.

The reversal was a rare defeat for Pelosi and a win for McConnell in the weeks-long contest over the border aid bill.

The vote — coming as lawmakers were eager to get out of Washington for the July Fourth recess — capped four days of havoc amid a contentious debate within Pelosi's caucus over how to respond to the mounting humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

In a stunning move, Pelosi was forced to halt a planned vote earlier Thursday on the House Democrats' version of the border aid bill as she and her deputies faced a revolt by a group of more than 18 Democratic centrists, who vowed to tank the bill on the floor.

In a high-profile surrender to end her faceoff with McConnell, Pelosi sent a letter to her caucus explaining her rationale.

"The children come first. At the end of the day, we have to make sure that the resources needed to protect the children are available,” she wrote. “Therefore, we will not engage in the same disrespectful behavior that the Senate did in ignoring our priorities. In order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill."

Hours earlier, Pelosi had an hour-long call with Vice President Mike Pence during which the two discussed administrative fixes as a possible way to appease Democratic demands for tougher restrictions on the border money, according to a source familiar with the conversation. 

McConnell said the White House’s concession to comply with some of the Democratic requests administratively was an attempt by Pence “to be as accommodating as possible.”

“We did not in the end continue to play political games over this. They did. And it’s their problem to solve,” McConnell said. “I’m proud of the Senate for stepping up.”

The struggle within the House Democratic caucus over the border bill is perhaps the roughest stretch of Pelosi’s speakership, with clashes between the left and moderate wings on full display and no clear escape to the chaos.

Good news for AOC, you can go home now sweetheart! 😂

It now heads to President Trump for his signature.  


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