Democrats block amendment to reinstate Title 42 because they’re ‘afraid’ it will pass

During Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) argued that Democratic leaders in the Senate are concerned that an amendment tying the reinstatement of Title 42 to the Coronavirus Expenses Bill comes to an end. because of the number of Senate Democrats who oppose lifting Title 42 and that’s why they’re trying to stop the amendment from being voted on.

McConnell said, [relevant remarks begin around 00:30] “We had agreed to a paid $10 billion package — by that, I mean using reallocated funds from the $2 trillion package that Democrats passed around on a party basis last year. So it was not new money, reprogrammed existing money. But, in the meantime…there was the Title 42 decision and wreaking even more havoc on the border with the argument that COVID was somehow behind us, making that same argument at the same time. So all we’ve said is that we want to move an amendment.

He added: “I think it’s very relevant to the $10 billion decision. And all we were asking for was an amendment. I think the majority leaders are afraid that the amendment will pass because a number of its members agreed with us.

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