Lake Urges Rejection of Bipartisan Border Deal

Lake Urges Rejection of Bipartisan Border Deal

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
January 30, 2024

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) has been negotiating a bipartisan border deal that has raised tensions between Democrats and Republicans. Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake (R) voiced her firm opposition to the proposal in a recent appearance on Fox News, calling the plan "a slap in the face to the American people" and pejoratively called it the "Sinema-Schumer package."

"It is a slap in the face to the American people," Lake told host Maria Bartiromo, describing components of the proposed deal, which includes money toward migrants' lawyers, food, clothing, shelter, and even phones.

"I call it the Sinema-Schumer package and deal because Kyrsten Sinema, who I am running against, is actually a part of this," Lake continued, saying, "[Republicans] do not want to codify this into law [and] go back to exactly what President Trump was doing."

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More to the point, Lake asserted that "[Arizona] was never more safe and secure than under President Trump, and he used the laws that we already have."

The Senatorial candidate then addressed President Biden, "If you just follow the laws, we would not have this problem. But he wants this problem," she continued.

Earlier in January, Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ) similarly accused the Biden Administration of wanting the border crisis to happen, saying the President is "actually encouraging people to come into this country illegally. The money he wants from Congress is to actually speed up the processing and distribution of these people throughout the country."

As a result, other Republicans have said attempting to reach a border deal with the White House is ultimately pointless because any new laws will be ignored, with Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) saying the border crisis will be resolved once a new President is placed into office.

Similarly, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) recently said fellow Senator James Lankford (R-OK) is "on a suicide mission" acting as the Republican in charge of the current negotiation, as the outlined border deal would be rejected by the House.

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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