There’s a war raging in the Republican Party between Trump supporters and the old guard establishment.
The divide is growing worse by the day.
And now a group of Republicans in Congress just held a secret meeting that left Nancy Pelosi jumping for joy.
Most political pundits agree that the issue of illegal immigration discredited the establishment wing of the GOP and helped pave the way for Donald Trump’s rise to power.
But now, just three months into Joe Biden’s Presidency, a group of establishment Republicans in Congress are already holding secret meetings with the Democrats to cut a deal that grants citizenship to millions of illegal aliens while leaving the border wide open.
Attendees included Cornyn and Durbin, as well as Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) called in.
The biggest areas of consensus were protections for so-called Dreamers and preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), according to a source familiar with the discussion.
Based on the history of first term Presidents bleeding party seats in the House of Representatives, Republicans are well-positioned to take back the House from Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats.
However, should establishment Republicans cut a deal with Democrats to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, the chances of Republicans taking back the House is expected to drop significantly.
Most conservatives would feel betrayed and would stay home next November, helping increase the odds of Democrats holding their majority for another two years in the House.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.