A statement issued by the Department of Homeland Security in the wee hours of Thursday morning doused any hope of securing 60 votes. It charged that the King-Rounds bill would turn the United States into “a sanctuary nation where ignoring the rule of law is encouraged.”

“The DHS release was like nothing I’ve ever seen from a government agency. It was more like from a political campaign. And it wasn’t very accurate. And that’s putting it mildly,” King said in an interview…

“If Sen. Harris tries to use this no vote to get to the left of her colleagues in Iowa … she’ll be rightly and roundly pummeled for it. Some Democrats fought for Dreamers today, others fought for themselves,” said a Democratic staffer whose boss was fighting for the bill.

Lily Adams, a spokeswoman for Harris, responded: “Sen. Harris voted her conscience on an issue she’s worked on for years, and that impacts California more than any other state in the country. Dreamers have been and remain her No. 1 priority.”