After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell failed to get a spending bill passed in December that did contain funding for the border wall, President Trump kept his promise to allow the government to partially shutdown.
Democrats are blaming Trump while Republicans are blaming Democrats, specifically, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
While Pelosi continues to deny the funding to protect our nation and the American people, reports are coming out of Washington that she is coming under greater pressure by many of her Democrat colleagues to negotiate with President Trump and end the government shutdown.
If Pelosi had any brains, she would do just that, but no one lately has said she is that smart or that patriotic.
Fox News – Cracks in border wall resistance? Pelosi facing Dem pressure to deal with Trump, end shutdown – Democratic leaders in Congress say they have no interest in making a deal with President Trump to end the government shutdown if it includes new money for his border wall.
But cracks within the Trump resistance are starting to show, with Democratic lawmakers and influential liberal opinion makers imploring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer to at least meet Trump at the negotiating table. Some are even arguing they should agree to border wall funds.
“Give Trump the money,” Minnesota Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson said on local radio Tuesday. “I’d give him the whole thing…and put strings on it so you make sure he puts the wall where it needs to be. Why are we fighting over this? We’re going to build that wall anyway, at some time.”
Still, Fox News has learned that newly elected New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an influential voice among the progressive left, spoke to the House Democratic Caucus on Wednesday morning and encouraged Democrats to continue to apply pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to end the government shutdown without new wall funding…
A question that every loyal and patriotic American needs to be asking Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is why the refuse to protect out nation and the American people?
Almost daily, there are reports of American citizens being victimized by illegal aliens, but Democrats refuse to take action to protect us American citizens.
A recent report said the annual cost to taxpayers in $165 billion a YEAR for illegal aliens while all Trump wants is $5.9 billion to build the wall.
You don’t have to be an economic expert to do the math.
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.