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WH: 'Schumer Democrats' Are 'Not Serious' on Immigration

WH: 'Schumer Democrats' Are 'Not Serious' on Immigration
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:04 PM

The White House attacked "radical" Democrats on Thursday after the Senate rejected legislation based on President Donald Trump's immigration plan — charging "they are not serious" about a program to protect young illegal immigrants.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement blaming "Schumer Democrats" after the bill failed in the Senate in a 39-60 vote, The Hill reported.

The Trump-backed measure spearheaded by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, needed 60 votes to clear a filibuster in the Senate.

"The Schumer Democrats in the Senate demonstrated again that they are not serious about [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals], they are not serious about immigration reform, and they are not serious about homeland security," Sanders said.

"They filibustered a proposal with an extremely generous path to citizenship because it also contained reforms that secured our border and secured our immigration system."

The White House said it would now back a more hardline proposal from GOP Reps. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and Michael McCaul of Texas, The Hill reported.

"While radical Schumer Democrats align themselves with the open border fringe, the Trump administration will continue advocating for the American people," the White House said. "The next step will be for the House to continue advancing the proposal from Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman McCaul."

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After the Senate rejected legislation based on President Donald Trump's immigration plan, the White House attacked "radical" Democrats on Thursday, charging "they are not serious" about a program to protect young illegal immigrants.
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