The Democrats are still thinking that they can avoid protecting Americans along the border. Pelosi and Schumer seem to think that once the Dems take over the House they will be able to reopen the govt. But they fail to realize that the Senate, which holds a Republican majority, would also have to sign off on any funding bill. And of course, Trump has veto power and can stop them if they were able to sway the Senate.
The Democrats came out on New Year’s Eve to express their plan and blame Republicans for the govt shutdown that they have caused.
“The president is using the government shutdown to try to force an expensive and ineffective wall upon the American people, but Democrats have offered two bills which separate the arguments over the wall from the government shutdown,” the two Democratic leaders said. “If Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans refuse to support the [bill without DHS funding] then they are complicit with President Trump in continuing the Trump shutdown.”
But Republicans saw through their nonsense.
“They’re saying post-shutdown they don’t want a solution. They want to just punt everything and have the same impasse in February,” said a GOP aide familiar with ongoing spending negotiations. “Their bills aren’t drafted with bipartisan consultation. It’s just a political exercise for them.”
“House Democrats intend to vote on the plan Thursday, the same day they officially take control of the House from Republicans. Pelosi did not confer with McConnell before making her move.”
I can’t wait to see the Dems crying foul as they fail to re-open the govt. Don’t get me wrong I think the govt should be open, but not if it is at the cost of the keeping Americans in danger. This shutdown just proves that Dems don’t care about their constituents. If they did they would have signed off on the wall and whatever measures necessary possible to keep them safe.