On Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation, Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) slammed Democrats in the Senate for tossing “a bunch of candy” at border security in order to shore up wavering Republican support. “What the Senate just passed was, again, a bunch of candy thrown down there,” he said, “a bunch of assets thrown down there to gain votes but without a methodical, smart border approach. We want a smart border and smart immigration plan, something that makes sense.”
McCaul said that President Obama more interested in immigration reform not passing so that he could run on it in 2014. “The White House would like to see this fail in the House so that [Obama] can blame the House of Representatives for that and then try to take back the House of Representatives and then all bets are off on his agenda,” McCaul concluded.