BREAKING: Pelosi Caves, Will Pass Senate Border Bill As AOC Fumes

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during her weekly news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. After several questions about President Donald Trump and his policies, Pelosi responded: The President said he was going to drain the swamp. He has become the swamp. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Until about 20 minutes ago, Nancy Pelosi was refusing to allow a vote on the bi-partisan Senate border funding bill. That bill passed the Senate by an 84-8 margin.


Instead, she was seeking to pass a House version which had no GOP support and sought to further tie the hands of enforcement by refusing to provide more judges to hear cases. That was going nowhere and it was clear that Democrats were on the verge of owning this crisis if they didn’t act.

That has led to Pelosi officially giving in.

The Senate bill will now pass.

What’s actually in that bill isn’t perfect. It’s actually very much in line with Democrat priorities, but it was still preferable to what Pelosi and company were pushing in the House. At least the Senate bill provides funding to process people faster.

Meanwhile, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fuming about this.


A bill that passed 84-8 is obviously not a “McConnell-only bill.” But this kind of rhetoric has become standard fare for the first term Congresswoman. Ocasio-Cortez continues to try to use children as pawns, making emotional appeals on Twitter while refusing to even vote to give them more beds.

For now though, she appears to be in a tiny minority and she’s getting a lesson on just how little power she actually has.


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