As we inch closer to a Department of Homeland Security shutdown, key Republican representatives, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) say they have no plan to pass another bill that would fund the department.
They could simply be driving a hard bargain or they could be absolutely serious. Either way, it's clear that this is the hill they plan to die on.
“There’s not a Plan B, because this is the plan," Scalise said minutes after the Senate vote, according to Fox News's Chad Pergram.
Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) echoed that message, saying “many of us agree that we should stand behind the one bill that we sent over there.”
“Most of us feel that way,” he said just before the Senate vote. “Anything less than that, we're not going to get any better result anyway. So why not just go for what's really right?”
Let's be clear that "what's really right," in this case, means deporting hundreds of thousands of people, mostly children and young adults, and shutting down the Department of Homeland Security which would jeopardize paychecks for nearly 150,000 federal agents and personnel.
In the House GOP's preposterous bizarro world, this is the right thing to do.
It's unfortunate for the Republican party that their point man, the man responsible for whipping votes, has ties to White Supremacists.