‘It’s their job, Tom!’ Steve Doocy grills GOP rep in battle over dubious border bill

Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy again veered leftward asking Republican Congressman Tom Emmer why he was opposing the border bill when the Border Patrol union and the CBP chief endorsed it.

Doocy wanted to know why the House GOP is so against the bill when Democrats, leftists, and squishy Republicans are singing its praises.

Emmer was on the show to discuss the impending impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his incompetency and inaction at the southern border. But Doocy seemed primarily interested in why Republicans aren’t falling in lock-step over the fatally flawed and deeply unpopular border bill.

The Fox & Friends co-host couldn’t resist a dig at former President Trump asserting that Republicans are against the bill because of him. Trump has been a leading voice against the bill but a number of conservatives, such as Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), who very much thinks for himself, are adamantly against the legislation claiming that it actually makes the situation on the border even worse.

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“Yesterday at this time, we were taking a look at the Senate proposal, bipartisan Senate bill to do something about migration and immigration,” Doocy commented, “And I know a lot of Republicans are against it because Donald Trump is against it. But here’s the problem for you guys: the Border Patrol union came out, and the acting CBP chief both came out and said they’re not — it’s not perfect — but this is the best thing we’ve seen in decades.”

“So are Republicans going to say that the Border Patrol union and the acting CBP chief are wrong?” Doocy asked Emmer.

“Well, look, they can have their perspective, Steve,” Emmer responded considering that many conservatives would laugh out loud at the assertion that the deal is the best they’ve seen in decades.

Doocy interrupted Emmer, proclaiming, “It’s their job, Tom!”

“Well, and it’s our job to actually make sure the laws will accomplish what we’re seeking to do,” Emmer clapped back. “You have to reform the parole process where the president has been abusing it, allowing people to come across the border. You have to reinstate Remain in Mexico. You have to end, Catch and Release. And you have to reform our asylum laws. This so-called Senate deal only takes care of one thing.”

Then he made it clear that Republicans represent their constituents, not the political elite in DC pushing for the border bill.

“They can have their opinion,” he informed Doocy putting an end to the sparring. “But this is what we got elected for, and we need to hold the administration accountable. It’s time to end this invasion at the southern border, Steve.”

The bill is “dead on arrival” in the House and will not go up for a vote according to House Speaker Mike Johnson. Republicans call the bill a “magnet” for even more illegal immigration.

The bill would allocate $1.4 billion in funding for nonprofit organizations to help migrants who enter the country illegally and would give exclusive authority to Department of Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas to decide who can enter the United States in the event of an emergency. The proposal would also allow foreign spouses and fiancés of U.S. citizens to automatically work in the country legally,” the Daily Caller reported.


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