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GOP Response To Illegal Alien Caravan Will Decide 2018 Midterms

While President Trump has spoken forcefully and is ready to act to stop the planned illegal alien “caravan” invasion, guess who hasn’t been heard from since the massive assault against American sovereignty hit the media?

Trump DACAIf you guessed Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican establishment you would be correct.

This April 1 tweet from President Trump garnered over 128,000 likes, but Ryan and McConnell were apparently not among them:

Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!

The President’s “Mr. Nice Guy” negotiating strategy of tying his border security plans to special treatment for the 800,000 to 2 million potential Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients was a total failure, and the President has finally figured out he got rolled – by his own Party’s Capitol Hill GOP leaders.

“One of the things you hear from front-line operators, when Congress is debating a large grant of a generous immigration benefit, that tends to be a major pull factor for new people to come illegally,” a White House official admitted according to reporting by the Washington Post’s David Nakamura.

While the President has announced he plans to send troops to defend the border, the feckless GOP leaders are in hiding after pulling the rug out from under Trump and failing to fund the promised border wall or increase the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents assigned to interior enforcement of our already lax immigration laws.

Since the Omnibus passed, and President Trump signed it, the political cost of the GOP’s immigration failure has only gotten steeper.

“I don’t know what more horrible thing you could come up with than violating your central campaign promise that became the chant and the theme of the campaign that he promised at every single rally,” Coulter said in an interview with the New York Times over the weekend.

Asked whether Trump fears a backlash from his voters over immigration, Coulter wrote in an email to The Washington Post: “He ought to!”

President Trump now has been given the opportunity to show what he’s made of in his response to the illegal alien “caravan” and so far, it sounds good.

Speaking at a lunch with Baltic leaders on Monday, Trump said he had discussed the idea with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and “we’re going to do some things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step,” reported Paul McLeary for BreakingDefense.com.

The President then doubled down in an afternoon press conference with the leaders of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia, telling reporters that “we are preparing for the military to secure our border, we have a meeting on it in a little while with general Mattis and everybody.”

But as soon as the President announced he was acting forcefully, squishy Republicans began to undercut him.

“I don’t really feel really comfortable with deploying military troops and creating the possibility for an increase in violence and an escalation of the conflict,” Republican Rep. Francis Rooney (FL-19) said on CNN.

Instead, Rooney said, "These people should be stopped at the border and vetted out, just the normal process, and we should have plenty of agents down there to do that." He voiced concerns that deploying troops would escalate tensions “unnecessarily.”

“I would rather have the dealings with immigration be handled in a civil context and not a military one,” he said according to reporting by The Hill’s Brett Samuels.

In other words, Republicans like Rep. Rooney want to continue the Obama-era catch-and-release policies that brought hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens into the interior of the United States, to freely steal American jobs and public benefits, such as education and health care.

Conservative voters are watching for the Republican response to the illegal alien “caravan,” and one that reflects the invisibility of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell or the business as usual attitude of Republicans like Florida’s Rep. Francis Rooney will guarantee a GOP debacle in the midterms.

This is the golden hour for the Republican Party, and their vigor in assisting the President in repelling the pending illegal alien invasion will tell every voter in America who they are and where they stand on preserving American sovereignty and exceptionalism. The illegal alien “caravan” is moving inexorably northward, and the day of reckoning will come when it hits the border.

The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative and Senators today to urge them to support President Trump’s plans to send American troops to our southern border to repel the illegal alien “caravan.”

George Rasley is editor of Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ.com a resident of Naples, Florida and a constituent of Rep. Francis Rooney’s, Rasley is a veteran of over 300 political campaigns. A member of American MENSA, he served on the staff of Vice President Dan Quayle, as Director of Policy and Communication for Congressman Adam Putnam (FL-12) then Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, and as spokesman for Rep. Mac Thornberry now-Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

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