SHAFAQNA – House Republicans have passed a bill to ban refugees from Syria and Iraq, and this Wednesday the issue was up for debate in the Senate:
On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed the refugee bill but said Democrats would allow it to advance if they could offer four amendments, including one aimed at Trump that would put senators on record about whether there should be a religious test for anyone entering the country.
….Senate Republicans declined Reid’s offer and Democrats blocked the refugee legislation….Earlier this month, Reid said he will use every opportunity to try to force Senate votes on policies touted by Trump. This drew a warning from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that he would counter by holding votes on campaign promises made by Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Faced with a ridiculous amendment that would ban Muslims from visiting America, which the Republican party actually brought up and championed through Donald Trump, Republicans have now cornered themselves into a political dilemna. Should they vote YES or NO. they worry their base will get damaged.
So really, at the end of the day it is more about political posing than real positions …