Shockingly, Chuck Schumer has hinted that he may back a border security bill. This is the first we have heard of any bipartisan move from the Dems.
President Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear that securing funds for the construction of an improved border wall and other border security measures is a top priority of his administration.
This was met by the liberals as a “racist gesture.” However, the events over the past few days may have Dems thinking twice about open borders.
Unfortunately, Congress has been extremely reticent in appropriating much by way of funds for a border wall — a mere $1.3 billion here, $1.6 billion there — which has garnered threats from Trump of a partial government shutdown in December if Congress doesn’t provide some additional funding for the border wall in a spending bill set to be voted on in the near future.
What we need is for the Congress to pass border wall funding before the Republicans lose power next year. They have wasted time and money for two years. If they have to go out, they should go out with a bang, right?
Trump has requested that Congress grant him approximately $5 billion in the upcoming spending bill that will explicitly go toward border security and border wall construction. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was asked by reporters about that particular request and the threat of a partial shutdown on Tuesday.
“We believe three things,” Schumer replied. “Number one, we are for strong border security. The bill we originally put together in 2013 had $40 billion and we are for strong border security, we’ve made numerous proposals.”
One possibility includes a deal that would exchange border wall funding for legislative protections for the Robert Mueller special counsel probe, or perhaps border wall funding in exchange for fast-tracked and increased amounts of work visas for foreign workers.
Moreover, many are taking this as a bipartisan move by Schumer to work with Trump and make some kind of deal.
Then there are some who feel this may be a trap. There is one thing we can count on. President Trump has been in the business arena for most of his life. He has made many deals. I highly doubt the Dems can outsmart him on this one. Not Happening, folks.
Those who have taken the time to read Trump’s book, “The Art of the Deal,” know exactly what I’m talking about.
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