Although Markey and Ocasio-Cortez's office subsequently distanced themselves from the memo, Republicans quickly denounced the resolution as a Trojan horse for more controversial, left-wing proposals that are unlikely to garner the same widespread support those outlined in the resolution might. Richard Shelby, who was part of the committee, told TheDCNF, "Well it's not a question of [whether the $1.3 billion allocated for border security in the tentative deal is] 'sufficient.' I would like more myself".
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However, when asked about the President's desire to make amendments to the deal, Schumer deadpanned, "I have no idea what he's talking about", ostensibly implying that any such measure is off the table for congressional Democrats.
McConnell sending Trump a clear signal is significant, as the Senate leader refused to let any legislation onto the Senate floor during the shutdown without a guarantee that Trump would sign it. McConnell wants to get Democratic presidential candidates on the record about the controversial, but nevertheless exciting policy moonshot, so that Republicans can hit them with attacks mischaracterizing the deal, as Trump did at his El Paso rally on Monday: "I really don't like their policy of taking away your vehicle, of taking away your airplane rights, of 'let's hop a train to California, ' of you're not allowed to own cows anymore!" "It is a bad deal for the American public". But am I happy where we're going?
He added, "There's no difference of opinion between the parties as I know it when it comes to unsafe people in this country". "So, look, the political stunts are not going to get us anywhere".
Reporters on the ground in El Paso, Texas - where Trump held a big campaign-style rally on Monday evening - posted photos of construction crews erecting a barrier made of steel slats. Ed Markey, D-Mass., unveiled the "Green New Deal" framework last week. When asked about the Green New Deal on Tuesday, Senator Sherrod Brown of OH, who is reportedly considering a presidential run, said that he supports a Green New Deal but is "not going to take a position on every bill that's coming out".
It's a favor that most Senate Democrats probably do not appreciate.
Trump expressed displeasure with the deal, which offered no funds for his promised U.S. "We hope the president will support it". While he chose not to do so during the shutdown, on Monday Trump said he wouldn't rule it out.
Markey wrote in a follow-up tweet, warning Senate Democrats "This isn't a new Republican trick".
Each of the five Democratic senators who have announced White House bids are already signed on as co-sponsors to the Senate version of the resolution, which Massachusetts Democratic Sen.