Despite the GOP controlling the chamber, the U.S. Senate backed a proposal from Democrats overturning President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the border due to illegal immigration. Trump has already promised to veto the measure.
At the end of January, U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., unveiled the “Venezuela Arms Restriction Act,” insisting these “tools are often used by the illegitimate Maduro regime to attack its own people, often with lethal consequences."
Mexico’s passive cooperation in allowing this mass incursion constitutes an emergency and extraordinary threat to the national security and economy of the United States. Mexico has very strong immigration laws and could easily halt the illegal flow of migrants, including by returning them to their home countries.
Only time will tell whether his negotiations are successful.
"With threats from Iran, the Assad regime, and their terrorist proxies building to Israel’s north, it is imperative that the United States do everything in its power to ensure Israel’s security."
Most Republicans in the Florida delegation kept away from the matter on Tuesday but there was one prominent exception.
In the politically-divided US, the highest scores given news media were 61 for perspective, a low 58 for balance, just 56 for accuracy, and a very low 47 for fairness.
Rubio joined fellow Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas in sending a letter to Trump on Tuesday, calling on the president to “send the worst of the ISIS fighters currently detained in Syria to Guantanamo Bay” and insisting that “doing so would prevent these dangerous terrorists from being released to commit further acts of terror.”
Backing a resolution this week “supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., went to bat for that agency which has come under heavy fire from the left in recent weeks.
Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wy., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., Chris Murphy, D-Ct., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in bringing out a resolution condemning the attacks and calling for the release of Ukrainian sailors.