Republican Pushes Trump Out Of Border Debate?

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( – On Sunday, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) dismissed any implications that the GOP would not agree to a border deal because of the opposition expressed by former President Donald Trump. He further denied that Trump had any influence over the deal. 

In an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Scott argued that Trump was “irrelevant to this conversation” as he was not currently in office. He further pointed out that it was the Biden administration that was to blame. 

Trump has previously blasted the Senate over their attempts to reach a bipartisan border security deal that would include foreign aid. He has also previously claimed that he wanted to make sure that this deal would not go through. 

Anchor Shannon Bream had asked about the reports that GOP members would oppose the deal because it did not have the support of the former president. In response, Scott argued that he had talked to President Donald Trump who had not called for him to oppose anything. Scott also blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for not pushing for a harsher deal that would have the support of more Republicans. 

Scott argued that they needed to secure the border and that the only way they would be able to do so was with a lawless administration. He added that it was necessary to “tie it to something” and that he did not understand why McConnell was not pushing to do that. He continued by arguing that it was not about Trump but rather about voters wanting a secure border. 

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