Senate Democrats Force Mitch McConnell To Cave As Clean Homeland Security Bill Moves Forward


Senate Democrats allowed a clean Homeland Security funding bill to move forward after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell caved and dropped the language that overturned President Obama’s immigration action.

Via The Hill:

The stalemate over funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was broken Wednesday as the Senate voted 98-2 to proceed to legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown.

Democrats agreed to support the DHS bill after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) agreed to strip out provisions inserted by the House that would reverse President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

McConnell ran for reelection last fall on a promise that he would confront President Obama and force the president to do the Republican Party’s bidding. Instead, it is McConnell who has been broken by a unified Democratic Senate resistance.

The stage is now set for the Senate to quickly pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill, and place all of the pressure on Speaker of the House John Boehner. The Senate agreement does not mean that a Homeland Security shutdown has been avoided. Boehner and the House Republicans have given no indication that they will pass a clean funding bill.

Rep. Boehner (R-OH) has been trying to blame Senate Democrats for the Homeland Security funding crisis, but that excuse ends today. Once the Senate passes the clean bill, Boehner will have a choice. He can pass a clean funding bill, or he can shut down Homeland Security.

His excuses are gone. Democrats in the Senate won. The Senate will pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill. If the country’s national security gets jeopardized, John Boehner and House Republicans will be blamed.

22 Replies to “Senate Democrats Force Mitch McConnell To Cave As Clean Homeland Security Bill Moves Forward”

  1. Bravo! Now it is up to Speaker Boehner to do his job and pass this bill. I wonder if he has the ability to accomplish this task. If not just more evidence of TP/GOP incompetence.

  2. Boner will have to go to Pelosi to get a clean bill through the house. It’s hilarious to see that Pelosi is STILL the speaker of the house if the gopers want to get a bill passed that won’t be vetoed by Obama.

  3. Not so fast my friends. Look for the teahadist like Cruz and his gang of traitors to add amendments to gut the Presidents authority.

    There is no such thing as a clean bill with these anarchists

  4. *Sniff*

    Is that burning bacon I smell in the Senate after the GOP caved to Democrats on passing a clean funding bill or is that The Turtle’s head imploding after realizing that his job as Senate Majority leader sucks worse than Harry Reid’s?

    Come to think of it, I don’t see how Boehner is going to be able to avoid this bill. It’s not like he can, uh…PUNT on this issue by himself and blame Senate Democrats for not doing their job.

    Good thing I have plenty of popcorn for this event. It’s going to be interesting to see what goes down in the next 48 hours: Say no and sacrifice 200,000 jobs in the DHS, or shut down the department over what John Boy sees as “principle” and not common sense?

    As Obama once famously said: “Please…proceed.”

  5. This crew is the gift that keeps on giving.
    I feel so much safer now.
    Such a disaster for the new majority; they must consider getting their brain trust into the game.
    Louie Gohmert, this is your time. This is your destiny!

  6. It’s about blank, blankety, blank, blank, blankety, God damn time the Democrats show us their spines!

    Please sir, may I have another?

  7. I would like to know who the two no votes were before there’s a celebration. The article said 98-2. If one of the no votes was Cruz, all bets are off. Didn’t he say separating the bills would be a bad idea? He’s swayed the house before.

  8. Forced?? Hardly, he likes being on his knees. I hope Boehner and the House stick it right back up his A$$. Elections have consequences, Obama’s amnesty is illegal, no one in the Senate should be backing this if they want to take their oath to uphold the constitution seriously.[WINK]

  9. He has the votes IF he chooses to bring the bill to the floor.

    ALL Democrats will vote for a clean DHS funding bill. A vast majority of Republicans (who don’t want to be seen as soft on national security) will vote for a clean DHS bill.

    There are only 70 Neo-Confederates in the House who will refuse to vote for anything that doesn’t destroy America, and 468 who still believe in a United States of America who will.

    Now lets see if Boehner has a spine.

  10. Yeah Mary you’re right, elections do have consequences. America overwhelmingly voted for President Obama…TWICE! And that just fries your redneck butt doesn’t it?

  11. Now lets see if Boehner has a spine.
    Please!!! If the drunk one had a spine he would have brought up the Senate bill of last year and we wouldn’t be going through this bullshit

  12. You are grade A idiot. Show us where amnesty is in the Presidents order.

    How many times do fox and the right have to lie to your dumbass before you wake up?

  13. Mary-the-Neo-Confederate-traitor…so you’re okay with your fellow traitors in the House to keep the Department of Homeland Security from being funded just to satisfy your racism against Meckseekuhns?

    Do you have any idea how anti-American you are? There is NO WAY the Democrats are going to allow the Neo-Confederates in the House (posing as Republicans) to usurp the President’s authority in accordance with the Constitution to exercise his “discretionary powers” with regard to immigration. NO. WAY.

  14. There are no anarchists on the fascist-Right. Anarchists aren’t inherently racist or xenophobic.

    Those pro-Koch fascists are neo-confederates who still aren’t over having lost the Civil War from the Northerners…and we need to identify them as such.

  15. Once again Mitch has shown us that he is a true WIMP. Why do such weaklings like Mitch get in leadership positions? We the people have been taken again. When are we going to get somebody with some feelings for true citizens with enough guts to stand up- to the tyrant and his peons. Democrats are destroying our country I am a registered democrat and I am ashamed to be one. The republicans need to find some leaders with backbones!

  16. I don’t think ignorant snake handlers who failed being homeschooled are true citizens. More like parasites

  17. No, the President’s order was not illegal. The President has the power to make an Executive Order, and Congress has the power to overturn it, if they have the votes to do so.

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