Monday, March 13, 2017

Democrats threaten to shut down the government

Via Drudge:  Senate Democrats are warning Republicans of a shutdown showdown if President Donald Trump insists on including funding for a wall along the Mexican border in April’s government funding bill.

“We believe it would be inappropriate to insist on the inclusion of such funding in a must-pass appropriations bill that is needed for the Republican majority in control of the Congress to avert a government shutdown so early in President Trump’s Administration,” the Senate Democratic leadership team, along with Appropriations ranking Democrat Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, wrote in a letter to be circulated Monday.

The letter was directed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., but the clear audience was the Trump administration and the new president himself.


edutcher said...

Let 'em.

People want the wall.

Leland said...

Agree with Ed. Not only do people want the wall; the people who will suffer most from a government shutdown will be the people that will want the wall but would ordinarily vote Democrat. Top it all of with shutting down the government while people are paying taxes; that's political theater! Like Hamilton! Only with a crowd that just paid too much money and just wanted you to do your job.

Methadras said...

Hilarious watching Islamocrats doing this. The lulz.

bagoh20 said...

Democrats shut down government - Democrats hardest hit!

This is terrifying!

chickelit said...

Grandstanding by Shuck Choomer.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Go for it Chuck E. Cheese!

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Of course, Republicans and Trump will be blamed for that too.

That is how the media works.

Why is why Trump should stop trying to appease the media. How did he get elected?

rcocean said...

That would be great. Let the Democrats go on TV and say they're shutting down the Government because they don't want to keep illegal aliens out and don't want border security.

Chucky Shumer and Pelosi could wear Mexican Sombreros while they make the announcement.