Tired and worried about their guy, who seems to NOT be able to make a ‘deal’?
Several Republican US Senate lawmakers , and Jared Kushner, are trying to craft a way to offer Democrats concessions against the Trump administrations anti-immigration policies in exchange for money for a wall for Trump….
The chances for this are small to non-existent….
Trump can’t sign off on an immigration deal that his base call’s amnesty and Pelosi can’t give Trump anything that looks like $5 Billion for a wall…
This month, they do.
The difference between then and now is that Trump has wholeheartedly embraced the concept of shutting down parts of the federal government to force congressional Democrats to support funding for the wall.
The reversal suggests that a funding bill similar to last month’s could pass in this Congress, too, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refuses to allow a vote on any spending bill that does not have the support of the president.
It’s possible a bill to reopen the government could pass with enough support to override a presidential veto. But Republicans suggested Wednesday they wouldn’t dare.
“I’m going to defer to the president on the best strategy and I would never vote to override a veto on something that the president didn’t think was the best approach,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) told HuffPost while carrying a lapdog named Mitch to McConnell’s office on Wednesday.
Other Republicans scoffed at the prospect of overriding a veto. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a member of GOP leadership, called the prospect of 20 Republicans joining all Democrats in bucking Trump over the wall “a waste of time,” adding that it would “never happen.”
But if this Congress worked as the founders intended ― as a branch of government that is equal to the White House ― lawmakers could at least be given a chance to vote on a bill to reopen the government ― especially one they already passed less than a month ago….