Democrats have passed bills that would fund the Trump cabinet departments that need it….
There are stories of government employee’s going on food lines….
There are stories of Secret Service, Customs Border patrol and TSA employee’s NOT getting pay checks….
Democrats, led by House Speaker Pelosi and Senate majority Leader Schumer ARE doing their part….
Will NOT relent on providing Donald Trump ‘border wall’ money….
They HAVE indicated that they would welcome more money for border security…
But Donald Trump, playing to rightwing conservative media types is holding out for the wall money….
All the talk about declaring a ‘national emergency ‘ to supersede Congress is just that….Talk….
Even the conservatives in and out of the government do NOT want Trump using the emergency powers….
Senator Graham knows that his party leader is losing this fight….
Trump’s poll numbers are dropping daily with Americans agreeing that the government shutdown is HIS….
Donald Trump is not in the same class as Pelosi….
“In a sign that Republicans are increasingly concerned that the standoff over President Trump’s long-promised border wall is hurting their party politically, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) suggested temporarily reopening the government while continuing negotiations,” the Washington Post reports.
“If talks don’t bear fruit, Graham said Sunday, the president could consider following through on his threat to bypass Congress and build the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border by declaring a national emergency. … The maneuvering by a key Trump ally highlights the difficult balancing act Senate Republicans will probably face over the next two years, trapped between a mercurial GOP president and an emboldened new House Democratic majority….
Trump has just rejected idea floated by
@LindseyGrahamSC to reopen govt for three weeks and then declare national emergency on border.