GOP senators call for McConnell to step down, declare border bill 'unadulterated bulls---' --Cruz says 'I think it is' when asked if it's time for McConnell step down | 6 Feb 2024 | A group of Senate Republicans is growing weary of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's leadership and called for him to step down as they aired their grievances over what they called a "dead" bipartisan border bill slated for the first floor procedural vote on Wednesday. Sens. JD Vance, R-Ohio, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told reporters Tuesday afternoon in a press conference that McConnell, R-Ky, should have "walked away" from the border agreement, which they argue expands Joe Biden's power and does not fully close the border. "We're not committing ourselves to voting for this thing just because we entered the negotiation, and you hear this from some of our leadership -- and hopefully they will stop -- the idea that we committed to supporting whatever came out of this negotiation is pure, unadulterated bulls---," said Vance, one of Congress' loudest critics against aid to [more wasted billions for] Ukraine. He added, "We supported a negotiation to bring commonsense border security to this country. We did not agree to a border fig leaf to send another $61 billion to Ukraine."

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