Chuck Schumer is hatching a plan to sneak a border deal through the Senate

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When there is “must pass” legislation working its way through Congress, there are always lobbyists circling, hoping to get special favors put in for their interests.

We can see this happening with the Senate Democrats right now as they are working on their border deal.

Now Chuck Schumer is hatching a plan to get this pork laden bill through the Senate under the cover of darkness.

Schumer plans to jam border plan through last-minute

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is gearing up to ram through new legislation on the long-awaited immigration and border plan.

Of course, the legislation is also slated to include tens of billions of dollars in Ukraine aid.

And while the American public hasn’t been privy to any of the details of the legislation yet, likely, that won’t change before it hits the Senate floor.

Schumer said the text of the legislation would be released on a Sunday, and procedural measures that set up the bill’s pathway through the Senate would begin the following Monday morning.

The move will enable a possible vote on its final passage by the end of that same week.

Even people like Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), who is one of three lead negotiators on the legislation, said she prefers to rush the deal through the Senate before the American people can react to it.

But not everyone is in favor of using this method, as Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has ushered a resolution through the Senate Republican Conference in an attempt to make sure that his fellow Senators have at least two or three weeks to look over the deal.

Lee took to the social media platform X, writing, “There are rumors we could finally see a text of the mysterious ‘border deal’ (that doesn’t secure the border) in the next 24 hours.”

He continued, “Remember: GOP conference passed my resolution that we need time to debate and amend whatever bill we’re given. A single weekend doesn’t count.”

Over 100 X users chimed in on Lee’s tweet, with one saying, “If the bill does not secure the border effectively, the People’s representatives must reject it.”

But the problem is that if Schumer has his way, the people won’t even have a chance to see what’s in the bill before they can object to its passing.

McConnell betrays his own party

Not surprisingly, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted against Mike Lee’s resolution.

McConnell has been one of the most passionate and vocal admirers of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and he also strongly supports giving military, humanitarian, and economic aid to Ukraine.

The problem with the bill isn’t just that billions of dollars will go to a foreign country, it’s that Americans have no idea what the government plans to do about the border crisis in the meantime.

Yet, as former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once infamously said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.