Senate Democrats attempt to revive bipartisan border deal as Lankford rejects ‘nonserious’ effort

Senate Democrats attempt to revive bipartisan border deal as Lankford rejects ‘nonserious’ effort


Senate Democrats on Thursday refiled a previously failed bipartisan border security bill in a bid to force Republicans to again oppose legislation they helped craft just months before the November election.

But the Republican co-author of the measure will vote down the proposal this go-around and disparaged what he called a “nonserious” attempt to score political points off the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border.

“It’s just a messaging piece,” Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), the lead GOP negotiator on immigration, said. “This is trying to poke Republicans in the eye rather than try to solve the problem.”

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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), who for months worked with Lankford and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) to craft the legislation before conservatives ultimately turned against the deal, told

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