This is a real crisis.
We need them to show up and be serious for once.
Imagine where they would be right now if they had fought as hard on immigration when Trump was president and they had power in the House and Senate as they are grandstanding on the issue now. Where would they be today if they had used their majority to secure the border instead of passing the unpopular corporate tax cut that everyone hated and became an albatross in the 2018 midterms?
Even if this is a bit dramatic even for Ted, I would rather him be drawing attention to the issue than ignoring it. It could be a lot worse. They could be working with Joe and the Democrats to pass a big new amnesty. This is an opportunity for Republican senators to represent all their new voters. They might even get tremendous credit for representing the top priority of their own base.
Note: This is an opportunity to WIN on immigration and permanently change the politics of the issue. Progressive activists have UNLEASHED all of this chaos. They are solely responsible too.