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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

"No Wall In Any Form": Govt Shutdown Odds Explode Amid Trump-Schumer Standoff

With a potential government shutdown just days away, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) dug in on Sunday, telling Meet The Press that President Trump is "not going to get the wall in any form."

Last Tuesday Trump, Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) clashed over Trump's $5 billion demand for border wall funding in an awkwardly televised argument in the Oval Office, prompting Schumer to later declare on the Senate Floor: "I want to be crystal clear. There will be no additional appropriations to pay for the border wall. It’s done."

The New York Democrat echoed his comments on Meet The Press Sunday, telling host Chuck Todd that Trump doesn't have the votes in the House or the Senate - saying that the president is having a "temper tantrum" over the wall.

"They do not have the votes to pass the president’s proposal — $5 billion or whatever it is for the wall," said Pelosi at a recent news conference. "So … if nothing is going to change in that regard, I don’t know why we just don’t proceed to keep government open so that people can be home for the holidays."

Meanwhile, the odds of a shutdown spiked to 58% on PredictIt, nearly double what it was 24 hours ago



Anonymous said...

No Wall the future should evil dems get the helm they can then continue to flood the USA with criminals, crime, drugs, human traffickers and of course the illegal votes. These people blocking the security of this Nation should be held in contempt and tried for treason.

Anonymous said...

Budgets should be passed excluding the budget for Congress before anything else for 1 year or more. The Congressional budget should be the last budget passed. These would force the Congress to do their work or not get paid. Also if there is a shutdown they would be the ones not getting paid instead of the workers. Pres Trump shut down the Government. No back pay or furlough pay for anybody but the Military. That way the employees would have to complain to Congress, their boss for punishing them by not doing their job.

Anonymous said...

Just read that the US is giving central America 10.0 billion in federal aid. But we can't have 5 billion for our wall. And Trump is NOT going to shut down the government. What is happening to him??

Anonymous said...

Google Pelosi's house and see if you could climb the wall to her house.

Anonymous said...

..."keep government open so that people can be home for the holidays." a contradiction in terms, eh?