According the mainstream media, the Democratic Party is strongly entrenched in their stand against funding a border wall as Trump insists.
According to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Whip Steny Hoyer, Democrats are solidly united.
Those claims of complete solidarity are as accurate as swinging a bat at a baseball, blindfolded.
A number of young Democrats have just joined the hallowed halls of Congress and many of them opposed Pelosi as Speaker and almost defeated her.
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They are also speaking out publicly that they want to negotiate with Trump, but their leadership won’t let them.
Canada Free Press – CRACKS IN THE DEMOCRATS’ WALL OPPOSITION – Some Democrat lawmakers are losing their will to fight on in the ongoing stalemate with President Trump over border wall funding that has partially shuttered the federal government since before Christmas.
The GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted 217 to 185 on Dec. 20 for a spending bill with $5.7 billion for the wall. The measure floundered in the Senate and the partial shutdown began Dec. 22. The Senate remains in Republican hands but the House is now controlled by Democrats.
The president’s negotiations with Democrats over the $5 billion needed to begin construction of the border wall have gone nowhere largely because of Democrat intransigence –leadership in the House refuses even to meet with the president at the White House—and the federal government continues to be partially shut down for lack of appropriated funds. Although pressure on Trump has been growing, the president has vowed to keep the shutdown going as long as it takes to secure funding for the wall.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who barely won the House speakership after an internal party revolt, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), vow to prevent Trump from securing any funding for a wall along the nation’s multi-state border with Mexico…
Please note that before Democrats took control of the House, in January, that the House did pass a spending bill that allocated $5.7 billion for the border wall.
As we have seen far too many times since Trump took office, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell failed to get the Senate to pass the same spending measure, which is what led to the current government shutdown.
Chances are, as more constituents realize that it is the fault of the Democrats and not the Republicans for why 800,000 federal workers are not getting paid, they will turn against their elected Democrats and demand they settle with Trump.
With enough pressure, it’s possible that the younger Democrats could possibly override their leadership and pass a bill to fund the fund the wall.
If not, then they need to launch new challenges against the leadership of Pelosi and Schumer.
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