Freshman Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is blatantly expressing the reason as to why he thinks congressional Democrats push back against President Donald Trump when it comes to addressing the immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.
On “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, the Republican senator discussed the crisis at the southern border, which has pressed both sides recently since the huge spike of immigrant apprehensions by law enforcement at the border.
Scott, though, claimed the reason Democrats continue to push back on Trump’s immigration stance is because of the 2020 presidential election and not wanting to give Trump a win if the situation is fixed.
“Everything is about the election in 2020,” he said. “They’re frustrated. They hate Trump. […] They don’t want to do anything that might help Trump.
“Every fight up there is about, ‘Oh, we’re not going to do anything because this might be good for Trump,'” Scott added.
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.@SenRickScott — who has been in congress barely 90 days — says he can already tell why Democrats are fighting POTUS on illegal immigration.
"Everything is about the election of 2020. They're frustrated and they hate Trump. They don't want to do anything that might help Trump." pic.twitter.com/VjHhtRNAUe
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 17, 2019
While some 2020 Democratic contenders such as Beto O’Rourke and Julián Castro have even gone so far as to compare Trump’s immigration push to Nazi Germany, as IJR Red reported, 2020 hopeful Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.Y.) recently admitted that there’s a “problem” at the southern border.
“We do have a problem at the southern border,” Booker said at an Iowa event on Tuesday. “Democrats should not deny that we don’t. Nations should have borders, borders should be respected.”
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While Trump battles to gain the support of Democrats over the crisis at the southern border, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Sunday his intentions to introduce legislation to rework the asylum laws, as IJR Red reported.
“I’m tired of talking about his problem. I want to fix it,” Graham said during a Fox News interview. “[…] The president has correctly identified the crisis at the border, now it’s time to have a legislative solution.”