Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked the two bills, saying that the Senate wouldn’t “participate in something that doesn’t lead to an outcome.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knows that once the illegal aliens step foot on American soil they will be given the notice to appear and will then disappear.
This is one time Republicans had better stay the course!
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the record-breaking partial government shutdown and said the California Democrat is playing “one big political game” with the lives of 800,000 federal workers who are now going without paychecks.
The Kentucky Republican said Pelosi is adhering to the wishes of her far-left base by opposing money for a southern border barrier and additional border security funding that Democrats had largely agreed to in the past, including in the fiscal 2018 spending bill, which included $1.3 billion to upgrade existing fencing and barriers along the Mexican border.
The impasse has led to a fight over federal spending that has so far partially shuttered the government for a record 24 days.
“There was bipartisan support in the Congress for billions of dollars of physical barriers at the border before Rep. Pelosi was speaker,” McConnell said.
McConnell also rejected Pelosi’s recent declaration that a wall on the border is “an immorality.”
Pelosi is calling for other kinds of border security in place of a wall, such as drones, which she said are more effective at detecting illegal immigration.
McConnell said Democrats are objecting to the kind of border barriers embraced by former President Barack Obama. He pointed out that the Obama administration built new steel-slat walls just like the ones President Trump is requesting. More
Non-essential means doing nothing? Life has not stopped yet. Things are continuing to move along. I’m starting to wonder what exactly these “nonessential” employees are doing? If they’re nonessential, then why are we paying them to do work that isn’t essential?
“The Wall” shutdown is not about the wall at all. It’s about Pelosi trying to prevent Trump from making good on his flagship promise.
President Trump cannot back down now. Nancy left him no choice. She double dog dared him, and now he has no choice but to leave the government closed until she breaks and gives him the funds.