Close this search box.

House Dems Join GOP in Unusual Alliance Over Border Concerns

In a twist that could rival the most unexpected TV crossover episodes, 14 House Democrats decided to join the ranks of their Republican colleagues in a resolution that, well, wasn’t exactly singing praises for the Biden administration’s handling of the southern border. The resolution, decidedly non-binding (kind of like a New Year’s resolution), passed with a vote tally of 225-187.

This rare instance of bipartisan agreement, spearheaded by Rep. Nathaniel Moran (R-Texas), was less about finding common ground and more about airing some grievances. Think of it as a political Festivus. The resolution pulled no punches, denouncing what it described as “open-borders policies” and condemning the “national security and public safety crisis” it claims these policies have created. It’s like the legislative equivalent of a strongly worded letter.

Now, let’s talk about the Democrats who decided to cross the aisle and add a bit of drama to the proceedings. They’re like those characters in a sitcom who suddenly show up in an episode of a completely different show. The list reads like a roll call of unexpected cameos:

  • Colin Allred (Texas)
  • Yadira Caraveo (Colo.)
  • Angie Craig (Minn.)
  • Henry Cuellar (Texas)
  • Donald Davis (N.C.)
  • Jared Golden (Maine)
  • Vicente Gonzalez (Texas)
  • Greg Landsman (Ohio)
  • Susie Lee (Nev.)
  • Jared Moskowitz (Fla.)
  • Wiley Nickel (N.C.)
  • Mary Peltola (Alaska)
  • Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (Wash.)
  • Eric Sorensen (Ill.)

Each one, in their own way, decided that this resolution was where they drew their line in the sand. Or, in this case, at the border.

In the grand scheme of things, this resolution is a bit like a strongly worded Yelp review. It’s expressing dissatisfaction without the power to enforce a refund or policy change. But it’s still significant – like when your quiet friend finally speaks up at a party, and everyone turns to listen.

This episode of “As the House Turns” illustrates the complexities and nuances of political alignment. It’s not always black and white, or blue and red in this case. Sometimes, it’s a mix, a blend, a veritable political smoothie of opinions and perspectives.

So, what does this mean moving forward? Well, it’s hard to say. Politics, much like the weather or the outcome of reality TV shows, can be unpredictable. But one thing’s for sure – it’s never dull. Stay tuned for the next episode, where alliances may shift, new resolutions may be proposed, and who knows, we might just see another crossover event that keeps everyone guessing.