No victory is too small, though, you may have missed this one in the midst of all the caterwauling from the liberals and explosive news happening over the last few weeks. Nancy Pelosi, as well as a few other big named Democrats, vowed to ‘shut down government’ to protect the ‘dreamers’, at all costs. Dreamers, as in the children previously protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program installed by the Obama administration.
Just as we have come to expect from the Democrats they’ve begun backing out. proving, yet again, that they lack the commitment and follow through needed to run a government. In fact, they’ve spent the last several days back peddling. Pelosi, herself, forced to eat her own words and, for the most part, denied saying them in the first place. Here is what you should know.
After weeks of posturing, Democrats have withdrawn their threats to shut down the government if Republicans do not include deportation relief for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in a government funding bill.
While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had previously vowed that Democrats would not leave town without deportation relief for Dreamers, she began to backtrack late last week and suggest that Democrats were withdrawing their shutdown threat.
“Democrats are not willing to shut [the] government down, no,” Pelosi said.
Other Democrats have also started dialing back their rhetoric on DACA as the Christmas recess looms. Sen.Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told Politico in an interview, “Obviously, I want a Dreamers fix by the end of the year. I’m not sure that it serves our purposes to draw hard lines in the sand in the middle of negotiations.”
Democrats in the Senate have the power to block a funding…