Sessions Helped Tank Border Bill

“Some Republicans frustrated over the last-minute collapse of support for a border bill have been blaming Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But it turns out they may have the wrong Republican senator in their sights,” the Washington Examiner reports.

“A number of sources on Capitol Hill say lobbying by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions helped sway that state’s House delegation against the bill, leading to the collapse… Aides said that Sessions’ behind-the-scenes and public opposition to the package played an outsize role in its failure.”

Said one staffer: “If you think this had more to do with Sessions than Cruz, I could say absolutely, there’s no doubt about it.”

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