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Sun Dec 31, 2023, 05:11 AM Dec 2023

GOP Ron Johnson brags about sabotaging border security deal. He told Fox News that he was able to 'delay' border securit [View all]





GOP Ron Johnson brags about sabotaging border security deal. He told Fox News that he was able to 'delay' border security deal between Democrats and Republicans and the he was "pretty well leading the efforts to slow this process down."

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Republican Brags About Sabotaging Border Security Deal




Dec 22, 2023 at 4:23 AM EST By Giulia Carbonaro

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Talking on Fox News's The Ingraham Angle on Thursday about a border security deal reportedly in the works between Senate Democrats and Republicans, Johnson, who's part of the Homeland Security Committee, said he's been "pretty well leading the efforts to slow this process down."

A bipartisan border security and immigration deal, which would unlock the stalled aid package for Ukraine blocked by House Republicans, has reportedly been the object of talks between the White House and key senators. In a joint statement issued by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell before the Senate went into recess for the holidays, the two said that negotiations "continue to make headway."

But Johnson has been undermining the importance of such a bipartisan deal, saying that it's impossible to engage in honest talks with Democrats about the topic.


"I've got 14 of my colleagues to sign a letter to Republican leadership to hold a conference meeting when we return on January 8," the Wisconsin senator told host Laura Ingraham. "That was really designed to make sure that they won't jam us this week to take a vote on a bill that nobody has seen," he added. "I think we were largely successful."

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"The problem we have is that we're negotiating with an administration and Democrats in the Senate who want an open border," he concluded. Johnson took credit for the Senate going into recess without voting on any border security measures.

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