Jeff Sessions ‘Is Very Encouraged’ by House Border Deal

by Joel Gehrke

Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), who led the opposition to the border legislation originally proposed in the House, may support the updated version.

“Senator Sessions is very encouraged by the significant developments in the House,” a congressional source told National Review Online.

It was Sessions whose public denunciations of the border bill — he called it a “surrender to a lawless president” – motivated the influx of phone calls over the past several days from constituents who disliked the legislation, especially when it was possible that the House might not pass anything addressing President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

His support could go a long ways towards sparing Republicans a rough August of townhall meetings with angry conservative voters, but it’s almost certain that Sessions would not support the legislation if the border funding passed but the DACA fix were to be voted down.

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