Somebody better work on their party leader Donald Trump…
Any agreement bill coming from the Congress is NOT gonna have concrete or steel border wall money in it…
Republican law makers are signaling that they KNOW this and want Trump to move past the idea….
Trump’s new Chief of Staff seems to think that Trump COULD balk at any agreement that doesn’t have his border wall money plunging the country back into another shutdown, or worst?
Trump could declare a national emergency at the border and steal money from other agencies and departments which would surely invite court challenges …If Trump was successful in going around Congress?….Some Conservatives are worried a Democratic President elected in 2020 could do the same thing as Trump and disregard Republicans efforts to affect policy thru Congress….
Senate Republicans on Sunday described the freshly ended 35-day partial government shutdown as an ineffective and harmful tactic deployed to secure funding for President Trump’s proposed wall along the southern border.
Fresh off a Friday vote to reopen the government for three weeks, lawmakers described the shutdown as an exercise in futility that harmed Americans, and expressed optimism lawmakers could hammer out a legislative compromise in the next three weeks.
“Shutdowns are never good policy, ever,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “They are never to be used as a means to achieve any kind of goal no matter how important that goal may seem to be.”
“Prior to the shutdown at a meeting with the White House, I conveyed to the president my belief that he should not pursue this route,” added Collins, one of six GOP senators who broke with their party and voted last week for an ultimately unsuccessful Democratic measure to reopen the government.
Even as lawmakers decried the toll of the shutdown on federal workers and the economy, the White House refused to rule out the possibility that Trump would allow funding to lapse again in three weeks.
“Is the president really prepared to shut down the government again in three weeks?” anchor Margaret Brennan asked acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on “Face the Nation.”
“Yeah, I think he actually is,” Mulvaney said. “Keep in mind, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to secure the border.”….
President Trump during an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Sunday said that he is doubtful Congress can come to a deal over border wall funding, claiming that another government shutdown is “certainly an option” once the three-week funding bill comes to an end.
Trump expressed skepticism that a group of 17 lawmakers assembled to agree on a deal could achieve a bipartisan resolution.
“I personally think it’s less than 50-50, but you have a lot of very good people on that board,” Trump told the Journal….