Trump is once again trying to pass legislation to protect Americans. As per usual it is an uphill battle.
Trump is looking to pass legislation to build the Border Wall but the Democrats are not willing to help protect Americans. Unlike most politicians, Trump is holding strong and would rather cause a shutdown if needed in order to fix this issue.
“President Trump threatened Thursday to veto a stopgap spending bill unless it includes billions of dollars to build a wall along the border with Mexico, sending large parts of the federal government lurching toward a shutdown starting Saturday.
His comments came after an emergency meeting with House Republican leaders, where Trump revealed he would reject a measure passed in the Senate the night before. That measure would fund many government agencies through Feb. 8, but it would not include any new money for Trump’s border wall.
“I’ve made my position very clear. Any measure that funds the government must include border security,” Trump said in an event at the White House. He added, “Walls work, whether we like it or not. They work better than anything.”
“House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters after meeting the president at the White House that Trump told them he will not sign the stopgap spending measure approved by the Senate Wednesday night because of “legitimate concerns for border security.”
“What we’re going to do is go back to the House and work with our members,” Ryan said. “We want to keep the government open but we also want to see an agreement that protects the border. We have very serious concerns about securing our border.”
“The president said what the Senate sent over is just kicking the can down the road,” McCarthy said. “We want to solve this problem.”
Looks like the government will be shut down if the Democrats have their way. These Dems have long since forgotten that they are supposed to be serving the American people, not the illegals.