Obama is releasing this information on purpose. He’s chicken to the bone, and doesn’t know how to fight, so he tips his hand to the terrorists, hoping they will disband instead. Fact is, he’s a wimpy leader.
How about nuking them instead? On Sunday, both parties criticized the proposal President Obama recently submitted to Capitol Hill on defeating The Islamic State, suggesting it doesn’t go far enough. Some of the most pointed criticism came from Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
I’m sure there are ways the Senate can get bills passed, but they don’t want to. Isn’t politics grand? Congress is now in a full-fledged stalemate over a bill stuck in the Senate to fund the Department of Homeland Security and roll back President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, now that House Republican leaders have declined to help.
Top House Republicans stated their position after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested they draft and pass a new bill, which they could send to the upper chamber and that Senate Democrats would accept.
“We did our work to make sure the Department of Homeland Security is fully funded while also defying the president’s unconstitutional executive action on immigration,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday.
The California Republican’s remarks were part of a memo to fellow House members recapping the first six weeks of the 114th session. They followed similar remarks a day earlier by House Speaker John Boehner.
“The House has done its job,” the Ohio Republican said. “And now it’s up to the Senate to do their job.”
Boehner and other congressional Republicans are blaming Senate Democrats for filibustering attempts to even debate the bill in the upper chamber.
Funding for the agency expires Feb. 27. And Congress in out of session until Feb. 24, which means members will have just four days to strike a deal before the agency loses much of its funding.
McCarthy further suggested the lower chamber has no plans to revisit the issue when he wrote in the memo: “When we return at the end of this month, the House will start quickly with a series of bills expanding equal opportunity in education.”
Republicans control the upper chamber, they are six votes short of the 60 needed to advance most legislation, and Senate rules grant numerous rights to the minority party. That means if Democrats remain united, they have the ability to block GOP bills just as they did while in the majority.