Trump is making a difference already! He has changed the discussion and is moving the topics.
People have made fun of him for wanting to have Mexico build the wall, but look how he has had the media pay for his campaign. He really is a genius.
Check it out:
Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked legislation from the House that would crack down on the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the United States.
The 55-43 vote came after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sought approval of a handful of amendments, including one on Donald Trump’s push to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country.
Republicans ripped the attempt to link the bill to the GOP presidential candidate. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) called the effort “ridiculous” and said Democrats were trivializing the refugee issue “by bringing the circus to town on the floor of the Senate.”
“I hate to see the Democratic leader try to trivialize this very important national security debate and discussion by injecting presidential election politics right in the middle of this,” Cornyn said.
Democrats fired back, suggesting GOP leaders rejected Reid’s deal because they were afraid of taking on their party’s presidential front-runner.
“When we offer them a chance to vote on another statement by Republican presidential nominee Mr. Trump … they run like scalded cats,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, missed the vote, as did Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
The refugee legislation, which passed the House late last year, would “pause” the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the U.S. until the Obama administration certifies that they aren’t a national security threat. Sixty votes were needed to move forward.