Speaker of the House Mike Johnson reiterated his opposition to the Senate’s recent bipartisan $118 billion border security and foreign aid package on Monday.
Johnson spoke on “The Ingraham Angle” about the impact the package would have on immigration, arguing that it remains a “non-starter” in the House.
“What it would do is actually further incentivize illegal immigration,” Johnson told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “It would not resolve any of the problems, not reform in any meaningful way the broken asylum system, the broken parole process and all the things that have created this catastrophe. And, by the way, meanwhile, it further empowers the very Cabinet Secretary who designed and created this mess. They don’t follow federal law. Why would we do this anyway? But the bill itself would actually do more harm than good and that’s why we have said it’s a non-starter over here in the House.”
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He also criticized his fellow Republicans, like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for being willing to compromise on the issue and pushed back against any suggestions that the package could be passed in other…