The White House today said that President Trump will not waver in his commitment to his voters to build the wall.
Breaking News: The White House says President Trump won't relent on his demand for wall funding. The Senate, with no shutdown deal, will reconvene after Christmas. https://t.co/80XXMXpT83
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 22, 2018
Nancy Pelosi earlier in the week said that the President would never get enough votes in the house for funding the wall. She was proved wrong when the house passed a revised budget which included the wall, and then moved it onto the U.S. Senate.
Unfortunately RINO’s like Mitch McConnell and Bob Corker had no intentions of going nuclear, and were more concerned with going home for more vacation time at Christmas.
Senator Jeff Flake put out a statement saying he would never invoke going nuclear in a last stand for the embattled Senator from Arizona who despises President Trump.
With the Senate Democrats saying they will never accede to Mr. Trump’s insistence on the $5 billion for his wall, and the White House offering no indication that the president will accept less, nine of the federal government’s 15 cabinet-level departments have officially shuttered. They include the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security and the Interior; other agencies, like the Defense Department, are unaffected because Congress had already approved their spending.
Roughly 380,000 workers were expected to be sent home, and another 420,000 considered too essential to be furloughed — including airport security officials and Customs and Border Patrol officers — were to remain on the job without pay. National parks generally planned to remain open, though with reduced services in some cases and without the presence of rangers to assist visitors.
The shutdown’s effects will become more pronounced on Wednesday, when workers had been scheduled to return after the holiday.
Trump today said ““We are negotiating with the Democrats on desperately needed Border Security (Gangs, Drugs, Human Trafficking & more) but it could be a long stay.”
One thing is for sure, President Trump is not backing down, and that’s something that his base should be very proud of. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a President that sticks to his guns.
Matt Couch is the founder of America First Media and a Contributor for the D.C. Chronicle. You can follow Matt on Twitter @RealMattCouch