Skip to comments.House, Senate Republicans Meet in Secret to Discuss Border Security Bill
Posted on 01/22/2015 4:25:27 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
Two days after Sen. Jeff Sessions bashed a House border security bill, Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul crossed the Dome Thursday to clear the air and try to secure the support of one of Congress most ardent immigration critics.
McCaul with Rules Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas and freshman Gary Palmer of Alabama in tow met with Sessions, the Alabama Republican, Thursday in the senators Russell office for roughly 30 minutes. The discussion centered on the House bill and a round of comments from both men that have played out in press releases and news reports.
Asked as he left the Capitol Thursday if he had spoken to Sen. Sessions following the public back-and-forth, McCaul responded, Yeah, I actually just sat down with him.
On Tuesday, Sen. Sessions slammed McCauls border security bill in a 719-word statement that mocked the measure, seeming to compare it to the repudiated gang of eight bill, which, as the Sessions release noted, called itself the toughest border security [and] enforcement measures in U.S. history.
McCaul had earlier made a similar statement about his bill, calling it the toughest border security bill ever, and he fired back against the senator on Wednesday, telling reporters, It would have been nice if hed called me before he blasted a press release.
McCaul was also overheard outside a Republican Study Committee Wednesday discussing the bill and Sessions comments with Alabama Republican Mike Rogers. McCaul asked Rogers if Sen. Sessions understood that he was criticizing him personally, and McCaul asked Rogers about the possibility of back-channelling a message.
It appears McCaul went with a more direct approach.
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Our best chance remains getting conservatives elected as republicans. You think this would’ve been said by a dimwit chairman?
The 0bama Administration has to be the most ineffective I’ve EVER seen. His only “accomplishment” is the ACA, and that will prove to be a scourge on our country, and everyone will hate it.
Aside from that, everything he has set out to do, he has failed. No one in DC outside of the Executive Branch even respects him. He knows this too, but he’s surrounded by enough sick people to keep his ego going, he doesn’t care.
Do those things and illegal aliens will deport themselves and pay for the trip.
Until those things are done there is nothing else to talk about.
Sessions is the real deal.
Palmer voted for Sessions to be Speaker of the House.
Very odd that McCaul went with him, maybe he was just a go-between...
I hope Sessions can figure out some way to stop these amnesty jackals. They certainly are circling and licking their chops to flood the country with more third and fourth worlders.
“Our best chance remains getting conservatives elected as republicans. You think this wouldve been said by a dimwit chairman?”
Thank you Senator Sessions.
I believe our gallant Senator has chosen the hill he is willing to die on. We all need to support Senator Sessions. He is the only one who has no ulterior motives. He is not running for higher office and is undefeatable here in Alabama. He stands for the American people, pure and simple.
And the rest of them tell us they have to grovel and compromise to win elections? Where's the logic?
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