Democratic House and Senate Minority leaders Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) may just be getting ahead of themselves in the continuing resolution funding fight. Incredulously, they’re attempting to issue edicts from a position of weakness to President Trump over his border wall funding demands. They demand POTUS drop his long-held ultimatum (and campaign promise) to avoid a government shutdown. At the same time, their refusal to compromise on open borders for secure borders is glaring in its “America last” approach to governance. The upshot of this shortsighted strategy is that the 2020 White House war will almost surely be fought on the field of immigration, and the American people are squarely in the “more security” camp. Good luck, Nancy. Let us know how that turns out.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
WASHINGTON — Ahead of President Trump’s Oval Office sit-down Tuesday with Chuck and Nancy, the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate said Trump should be willing to take his demand for border wall funding off the table.
The continuing resolution, used as a stopgap measure to keep the government open, expires just before Christmas. The House and Senate have reached agreement on everything except border wall funding.
The House included $5 billion for border security in its funding bill, while the Senate version includes $1.6 billion. Trump wants $25 billion; Congress has not yet approved any money to begin work on any of the wall prototypes Trump was shown in California earlier this year. Construction projects announced by the administration have consisted of renovations and improvements to existing fence lines.
“Arizona, together with our Military and Border Patrol, is bracing for a massive surge at a NON-WALLED area. WE WILL NOT LET THEM THROUGH. Big danger. Nancy and Chuck must approve Boarder [sic] Security and the Wall!” Trump tweeted Thursday.