Senate GOP pushes for bill to end Trump’s family separation policy, but Schumer says ‘the president alone can fix it’

Congressional efforts to end the Trump administration policy of splitting up migrant families gained steam Tuesday as bipartisan outrage about the practice mounted.

But Democrats quickly indicated they may not cooperate with a GOP push for a legislative solution, and put the burden on President Donald Trump to change his policy himself.

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that he and “all of the members of the Republican conference support a plan” to keep families together and end the White House practice. The GOP aims to move quickly on a legislative fix, but needs support from at least nine Democrats to get the 60 votes needed to pass one.