Now that the government is open it should be a time for making deals and getting that wall funded.
But it appears Democrats have learned nothing from the last shutdown. In fact, instead of funding the wall they are looking for ways to keep the govt open without Trump’s stamp of approval.
“House Democrats unveiled a new border security plan Wednesday that contains no money for physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico divide, defying President Trump’s insistence on a wall of some kind to stave off another government shutdown.
The Democrats’ proposal was their opening bid in bipartisan House-Senate negotiations aimed at coming up with a deal to keep the government open when temporary funding runs out Feb. 15. It came just hours after Trump dug in on his conditions for signing off on such a deal, writing on Twitter that lawmakers would be “wasting their time” if they’re not considering a wall or physical barrier on the southern border.
But in a sign of how difficult it may be for lawmakers to strike a compromise that Trump can support, Democrats dismissed the president’s insistence on physical barriers on the border, arguing that security funds would be better spent elsewhere.”
The Dems have offered some border security tech in negotiation but are still very much against a border wall despite border agents that work on the wall requesting a wall.
“Our Border Patrol tells us they need physical barriers to help them do their job — not from coast to coast, but strategically placed where traffic is highest,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.).
“It’s unfortunate the issue has become politicized,” Shelby added. “That has not always been the case.”
The Dems have already started to reschedule their plans for the upcoming weeks as it appears they might be expecting another shutdown to occur.
It looks like Trump is going to have to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and use the military to build the border wall. As the Dems are proving more and more that they are more concerned with sticking it to Trump than serving the American people.