“In a news story published Tuesday by The Hill headlined ‘Schumer rejects GOP proposal to address border crisis,’ the writer included this paragraph: ‘Asked if that meant Democrats would not support a bill backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep immigrant families together while seeking asylum on the U.S. border, Schumer said they want to keep the focus on Trump,'” Joseph Curl over at the Daily Wire highlights.
“That’s right, Schumer doesn’t want to solve the problem — God forbid! — he’d rather just ‘keep the focus on Trump.'”
And he’s right to highlight it.
In the media melee over the past few days surrounding family separation and the detention of undocumented minors at the U.S. border, those on the left have been quick to point fingers at the Trump administration, all the while knowing Congress has the power (if not the wherewithal, heavens no) to enact new legislation that would prevent the separation of families who are seeking asylum on the American border.
And Republicans have done just that. A group of them, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), put forth a bill on Tuesday of this week.
But Democrats, it seems, would rather continue to use the controversy to campaign against Trump, with their allies in the mainstream media happy to play along.