While his party leader WAS ranting about getting his “wall’ money?
THAT is not gonna happen….
(He made up some bullshit that he’s get his military to build the wall with money he’d try to siphon from other federal agencies…THAT is not gonna happen either)
So it is now up to the lawmakers of both parties to work a compromise to keep things going….
The Democrats are NOT gonna roll over this time since they will control the House in two weeks and the budget needs 60 votes in the Senate….
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday he will move a stopgap measure funding the government until early February.
The measure if passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump would prevent a partial shutdown set to begin Saturday, and would fund government departments and agencies through Feb. 8.
It will keep funding for border fencing flat, and punt a showdown on that issue until next year — when Trump will have less leverage with Democrats in control of the House.
McConnell said the stopgap is necessary because “our Democratic colleagues rejected an extremely reasonable offer,” which Trump and the GOP leader offered this week: a spending package that included $1.6 billion for border fencing and $1 billion for other immigration-related matters.
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) later rejected what he said would be a “slush fund” for Trump to carry out his “radical” immigration agenda.
“I’m sorry that my Democratic colleagues couldn’t put the partisanship aside and show the same good-faith flexibility that the president has shown in order to provide the resources of our nation needs to secure the integrity of our borders as well as the safety of American families,” McConnell said on Wednesday.
McConnell said he will continue to negotiate with Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.)….