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NOPE! White House tells Pelosi, Schumer what they can do with new bills to end shutdown with no border funds

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Democrat congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer released a joint statement Monday in which they proposed two bills that would end the ongoing government shutdown. Less than 24 hours later, the White House shot the bills down as a “non-starter.”

“President Trump made a serious, good faith offer to Democrats to open the government, address the crisis at our border, and protect all Americans,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement released Tuesday evening.

“We have heard nothing back from the Democrats, who so far have refused to compromise. Speaker Designate Nancy Pelosi released a plan that will not re-open the government because it fails to secure the border and puts the needs of other countries above the needs of our own citizens.”

“The Pelosi plan is a non-starter because it does not fund our homeland security or keep American families safe from human trafficking, drugs, and crime,” she added.

Sanders was not wrong about the plan doing nothing for America’s border security.

In their joint statement, Pelosi and Schumer proposed two spending bills.

“The first bill would reopen all government agencies except for the Department of Homeland Security – not taking a position on the President’s wall,” they wrote.

“It would simply continue the funding levels and language that both parties have already supported. The second bill would extend the Department of Homeland Security’s funding through February 8th, which Republicans already supported in recent weeks.”

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Late last month House Republicans passed an omnibus spending bill that included funding for the wall. Because of obstruction by congressional Democrats, who refuse to fund the wall, the bill remains perpetually stalled. The government entered into a partial shutdown as a result.

President Donald Trump has made it clear he won’t sign any funding bill that excludes funding for a southern U.S. border wall. The goal by the Democrat congressional leaders vis-à-vis their new plan is to sidestep the president’s demands using a sly funding trick.

The plan they proposed would separate the wall issue from everything else so that the rest of the government can continue to function. This would allow Congress to debate the wall funding issue without affecting the rest of the government. There’s just one problem.

As the president has noted time and time again, the Democrats have no interest in doing anything to stop the incessant flow of illegal immigrants across the southern U.S. border.

The Democrat Party as a whole has shown an aversion to any and all immigration enforcement actions, including even the arrest and deportation of MS-13 gang members.

And since Democrats have no interest in or use for the Department of Homeland Security, which some far-leftists have called for the abolition of, the plan proposed by Pelosi and Schumer would leave the president and congressional Republicans in a lose-lose position.

They’d have no leverage, since Democrats don’t care about DHS. The leverage they currently possess exists only because Democrats do care about the rest of government, including the billions upon billions wasted annually on funding the lifestyles of welfare abusers.

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Dovetailing back to Sanders’ statement, she added that the president has invited Pelosi and Schumer to the White House for a meeting on Wednesday.

“The President has invited Republican and Democrat leaders in Congress to the White House for a border security briefing from senior Department of Homeland Security officials on Wednesday, and he remains committed to reaching an agreement that both reopens the government and keeps Americans safe,” she said.

It remains unclear if the Democrat congressional leaders have accepted the offer.

Judging by the messages directed to Pelosi and Schumer on Twitter by their radical base, it appears the far-left has no interest in negotiating any deal whatsoever.

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Vivek Saxena

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