Little Chucky Schumer decided to chime in on behalf of his entire party by saying that Democrats will not support the border wall. He sends a ridiculous message to Trump and pretty much everyone by putting his personal agenda before the American people.
“It will never pass the Senate, not today, not next week, not next year. So President Trump, if you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall, plain and simple,” Schumer said on the Senate floor.
The partial shutdown began at midnight Saturday, a few hours after the House and Senate adjourned without getting a funding agreement to the president’s desk. The shutdown was expected to last at least a few days, with sources on both sides of the aisle telling Fox News that Washington could be in for a prolonged shutdown.
The Senate adjourned Saturday afternoon and was not due to meet for a scheduled session until Thursday. Early Saturday evening, the House also concluded for the day.
Chucky called the border wall a “political bone” and implied the President is just throwing a “bone to the hard right”.
“I’ve heard the president and his allies in the media say that Democrats don’t support border security. Nothing could be further from the truth. Democrats have always been for smart and effective ways to secure our border,” he said. “We are pushing for technology, like drones and sensors, and inspection equipment.”
Sure, more drones would be nice but how could they effectively patrol the same distance the border wall would cover? More importantly, how are drones going to stop illegals from crossing? Maybe I’m missing something.
According to The Daily Signal, the New York senator also said Democrats are “open to discussing any proposal as long as they do not include anything for the wall,” showing Democrats are not willing to compromise on border wall funding.
Before the partial shutdown, Schumer said there was no way the wall was being funded on numerous occasions.
“I want to be crystal clear — there will be no additional appropriations to pay for the border wall,” Schumer said on the Senate floor on Dec. 13. “It’s done.”
The two parties will now have to figure out an agreement, and the senators must be present for a vote on the Senate floor to send a bill to the president to sign and end the partial government shutdown.
President Trump has vowed to remain in Washington D.C. until the matter is resolved – so no time off for Christmas for the First Family this year.