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Rep. Mike Lee May Have Just Single-Handendly SUNK The Dem’s $1.7 Omnibus Bill

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In the latter hours of Wednesday evening following Ukrainian President Zelensky’s address to Congress, members of the United States Senate were back to quarreling over the 4,155-page, $1.7 trillion “Ukraine First” Omnibus Bill that Democrats are trying to ram down our throats in the 11th hour. Fortunately, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) may have just sunk the entire bill by throwing a major spanner in the works that Dems may not be able to recover from.

In a potentially game-changing play, Senator Lee decided to try and attach an amendment to the omnibus that would extend Title 42 expulsion authority that was set to expire this week.

Lee posted on Twitter Wednesday evening, “After getting literally everything they want in this 4,155-page monstrosity, the Democrats won’t give us an up-or-down vote on an amendment to preserve Title 42. Why? Because it will pass, and that terrifies them because they want chaos on the border.”

The Republican Senator from Utah followed up with a series of multiple posts arguing that the “omnibus contains nothing to secure the border, and in fact, contains language undermining border security. Without an up-or-down vote on Title 42, every Senate Republican should oppose cloture on this bill.”

Lee also reminded Republican Senators that the GOP does not have to support the monster bill. “With a 4,155-page omnibus spending bill that advances Democratic priorities and spends too much money, Republicans should remember that they don’t have to support this beast.”

“Senate Republicans should instead support a short-term spending bill, allowing the new Congress—with the incoming Republican House—to start the spending process over again in January,” Lee tweeted. “In the meantime, all Senate Republicans should be ready and willing to return to the Capitol to support Title 42, even on short notice.”

Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted Wednesday night, as originally reported by TownHall.com, that “it is outrageous that Senate Democrats are refusing to allow a vote” on Lee’s amendment which “is relevant to the underlying legislation and represents good policy for the United States.” Notably, Graham said, “Republicans are willing to work with Democrats, but not at all costs.”

Graham posted in a follow-up, “I support the omnibus bill – even though the process is broken and it is bigger than it should be – because it meets our national security needs. However, if the omnibus – which dramatically increases military spending and funds the government – fails because Democrats care more about letting Title 42 lapse than funding the federal government, so be it.”

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