President Donald Trump suddenly reversed himself on Wednesday, telling reporters that he would end the politically toxic practice of separating adults from children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that,” the President told reporters. “I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation, I’m sure.”
Congress isn’t so sure.
In fact, many lawmakers — including many in his own Republican Party — were imploring the President to end his Administration’s policy for children and adult migrants arriving at the border. Yet, according to aides in both the House and the Senate, there was zero consensus on what a legislative fix might look like or whether the two chambers could agree on it.