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McConnell: Obama ‘Scuttling Reform and Prolonging’ Border Crisis

By JM Rieger and Sarah Chacko

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday it was “exasperating” working with the White House on a solution to the child migrant crisis at the Southern border, blasting President Barack Obama over a recent West Coast fundraising trip. “Scuttling reform and prolonging a crisis are not part of his job description,” the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor. “Press pause on the non-stop photo ops and start demonstrating some real leadership instead.” McConnell’s comments came ahead of a planned motion Thursday afternoon to proceed to a border supplemental bill, even as the House and Senate continue to disagree on a top-line spending amount to address the crisis.

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