Mitt Romney stated in an interview with CNN’s Manu Raju that while the border is a crucial issue for Trump, the former president’s decision to discourage Republicans from solving the problem is problematic.
Romney emphasized that there is a genuine crisis at the border, affecting the American people, and a presidential candidate should focus on resolving the issue rather than postponing a solution for future political credit.
“The fact that he would communicate to Republican senators and congresspeople that he doesn’t want us to solve the border problem because he wants to blame Biden for it is really appalling,” Romney remarked.
The remarks from Romney come amid ongoing negotiations on a legislative package addressing border security, and funding for Ukraine, and other allies. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and allies have cautioned that securing a similar deal in the future may be challenging.
However, Trump’s influence within the Republican Party remains significant, especially among House conservatives, making the passage of the deal uncertain.
Trump has publicly stated his opposition to a border deal unless it addresses all aspects needed to prevent the “INVASION of Millions & Millions of people.” McConnell has suggested the possibility of splitting the national security package, as the chances of comprehensive border security reforms passing seem increasingly slim.
This fat neocon wrote an entire book about George W. Bush being "the first great leader of the 21st century." He actually claimed that Bush's only mistake was that "we didn't kill enough" people in his wars. So it's no surprise he spends all his time now waving the Ukraine flag. https://t.co/nJ7ohFNNzn
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 26, 2024