Sen. John Cornyn, right, said the controversy would not necessarily be good for the Congress, while majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, the effect on the by-elections would be minimal.
Republican lawmakers are struggling to their majorities in Congress after the November crawl between elections, separately, to a solution for a problem they see as a political loser: the existing laws that allow border crossing of children from their parents.
“I would say that to solve all this is reflected on the Congress or the administration in relation to our inability to the problem,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.
If the GOP-majority, paving the way for a legislative correction to the polarizing immigration policies, Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., believes that the medium-term impact will be minimal.
“It is not to tar anyone,” McConnell said on Tuesday. “We are going to solve the problem.”
But there is a problem with this.
Democratic leaders do their best to retake the Senate and the house want to help the party in power pass a new law that ends the ongoing crisis at the border.
“There are so many obstacles to legislation,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said on Tuesday. “If the President can do it, with his own pen, it makes no sense.”
This strategy of ” just-don’t make the Republicans sweat, as pressure builds sits well with endangered Democrats trying to win election in a state President of the Trump again easily won.
“I do not agree with Chuck and Chuck knows that,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., said. “You are always negotiating. We are not here to fix things, we are here to make it worse.”
The images of the children of migrants detained at the border continues to spread, and more this weekend, and the issue came to a political boiling, a Quinnipiac poll found that while only 7 percent of Democratic voters support the separation of cross-border parents from their children, 24 percent of independents support the policy, and 55 percent of Republicans want that, too.
Now, one of the Republican candidates-hope, challenge, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., this autumn, believes that the current back-and-forth on immigration policy opens up Democrats to new lines of criticism on the campaign trail.
“You went to the Land of cities” Beth Lindstrom for sanctuary, the GOP hopeful, said about Warren. “You give false hope for these families, and so they make this terrible journey, and they will give you the idea that you can find refuge in the U.S. state of Massachusetts and this is wrong.”
But a top democratic surrogate this election cycle is of the opinion that this question be included to the trauma table in the discussions about flipping the seats – for now.
“We should not talk about it, to be honest,” Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., said. “This is a time we should not engage ourselves in politics, but we should not follow think about choice.”
Peter Doocy is currently a Washington, DC-based correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2009 as a General assignment reporter based in New York office.