“The Senate Majority Leader’s plan to divorce the funding bill from the unlawful actions it is restricting is tantamount to surrender, and won’t meet with support in the People’s House,” Salmon said in a statement.
Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a statement calling McConnell’s latest strategy a “mistake.”
“Leadership’s current plan — to pass clean DHS funding and separate legislation barring executive amnesty — is a mistake,” Cruz said. “Congress is obliged to use every constitutional check and balance we have to rein in President Obama’s lawlessness, and that includes both our confirmation authority over nominees and the power of the purse.”
And Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested GOP senators were no longer objecting to funding the executive actions.