Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

    MAGA Radio Host Says He Threatened GOP Senator Over Border Bill Support

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    Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) said on Wednesday that an unnamed but “popular” right-wing media figure recently threatened him for working on a sweeping immigration bill, claiming that the pundit said they’d “destroy” him if he tried to move the legislation before this year’s presidential election.

    After Lankford made those comments on the Senate floor, MAGA radio host Jesse Kelly took credit for delivering the threat, while calling the Oklahoma senator a “eunuch.”

    After four months of intense negotiations—and Republicans’ repeated insistence that any bill providing aid to Ukraine and Israel also include stringent border security measures—former President Donald Trump and his allies torpedoed the deal before the text of the legislation was even made public.

    Read more at The Daily Beast.

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