Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under fire.
But now Sessions is facing a crisis from one direction he never saw coming.
The Attorney General picked up the phone and received the worst news of his life.
President Trump Fulfills Campaign Promises
Donald Trump appointed Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General to implement his Make America Great Again immigration agenda.
Sessions succeeded in putting President Trump’s immigration crackdowns in place.
Recently, Sessions rolled back Barack Obama’s red carpet for illegal aliens.
The Attorney General announced he was ending the Obama administration’s policy of allowing illegal aliens to gain asylum by claiming they fled their native country due to domestic or gang violence.
Illegal aliens flooded into America and drove down the wages of American citizens by exploiting Obama’s loosened asylum guidelines.
Attorney General Sessions also slammed the breaks on catch and release last month.
Democrats were furious.
But swamp Republicans quietly seethed.
The Swamp Fights Back
Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder – chairman of the Defense-Homeland Security Committee – struck back at the Trump administration.
Yoder allowed an amendment by North Carolina Democrat David Price to pass that defunded immigration officers from enforcing the new asylum rules.
30 Republicans joined Yoder in supporter of this border betrayal.
Immigration was the central issue in the 2016 campaign.
Donald Trump defeated 16 other Republicans and then Hillary Clinton because of his hard-line stance on illegal immigration.
The Republicans that voted to defund Trump’s immigration agenda spit in the face of their voters.
But the worst was yet to come.
Attorney General Sessions called the 30 Republicans on the committee – including Yoder – to urge them to reject the Price amendment.
Yoder refused the request.
Breitbart exclusively reported:
Sessions’ telephone plea was delivered during the markup session for the 2019 homeland defense budget, where Yoder – who chairs the House homeland-defense appropriations committee — ensured passage of a Democratic amendment to revive Obama’s catch-and-release policies.
Yoder’s surprise vote and rebuff of Sessions came one day after Yoder flew with President Donald Trump in Air Force One down to a July 24 Kansas rally. Sessions is Trump’s main ally in fighting illegal migration, which is playing a large role in the November midterm elections.
Yoder faced intense blowback for spearheading this betrayal.
The Cook Report – an outlet that handicaps elections and rates the competitiveness of races – downgraded Yoder’s re-election campaign to a “toss-up.”
Yoder sensed he was in danger and engaged in full-scale damage control mode.
The Kansas “Republican” posted an explanation to his Facebook page and pledged to work with President Trump to fix this problem.
There have been concerns about amendments that were adopted into our bill regarding asylum. These concerns are legitimate and I am committed to continuing to work with the President and the administration to fix this as our bill moves forward and ensure that any loopholes are closed and that we have strong and humane enforcement of all of our immigration laws.
Yoder stabbing President Trump in the back comes on the heels of Sessions successfully implementing the new asylum policies.
Only 14.7% of illegal aliens won their asylum claims in the first six months of 2018.
That is half the number of migrants who had won credible fear claims during the last six months of 2017.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.