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Ken Cuccinelli: Homeland Security Negotiations 'Embarrassing' for GOP

By    |   Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 03:34 PM

The political back and forth on a GOP plan to fund Homeland Security without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama has been "embarrassing," says Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund and former Virginia attorney general.

On Wednesday, Senate Democrats signed onto the plan, putting the Senate on track to pass it and stop a partial agency shutdown on Friday.

Shortly before the decision, Cuccinelli told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV the Republicans seem unable to negotiate and would rather roll over.

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"You don't need to have a PhD in negotiating tactics. When you see something like that, you know you're looking at a guy who has no idea how one properly goes about negotiating anything," Cuccinelli said.

"It's embarrassing to watch when such important strategic issues are at stake. It's horrible to watch and there are reasons we all thought [House Speaker John] Boehner should be removed.

"There are reasons we'd like to see new leadership in the Senate. There's reasons the Senate Conservatives Fund only funds conservatives."

Cuccinelli said the nation is in dire needs of "good solid principle candidates who will come to Washington and fight, not rollover, which is what we see right now from the leadership."

Boehner has repeatedly refused to say what he would recommend to his conservative rank-and-file if the funding bill clears the Senate.

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