“No Wall In Any Form”: Govt Shutdown Odds Explode Amid Trump-Schumer Standoff

With a potential government shutdown just days away, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) dug in on Sunday, telling Meet The Press that President Trump is “not going to get the wall in any form.”

Last Tuesday Trump, Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) clashed over Trump’s $5 billion demand for border wall funding in an awkwardly televised argument in the Oval Office, prompting Schumer to later declare on the Senate Floor: “I want to be crystal clear. There will be no additional appropriations to pay for the border wall. It’s done.

The New York Democrat echoed his comments on Meet The Press Sunday, telling host Chuck Todd that Trump doesn’t have the votes in the House or the Senate – saying that the president is having a “temper tantrum” over the wall.

 

“They do not have the votes to pass the president’s proposal — $5 billion or whatever it is for the wall,” said Pelosi at a recent news conference. “So … if nothing is going to change in that regard, I don’t know why we just don’t proceed to keep government open so that people can be home for the holidays.”

Meanwhile, the odds of a shutdown spiked to 58% on PredictIt, nearly double what it was 24 hours ago.

Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI) thinks the odds are even higher. “The odds are 65/35 we’re shutting down. I’m not optimistic we’re going to see some kind of compromise on appropriations on Homeland Security,” said Mitchell, the freshman representative for the Republican leadership team. “I don’t see that they’re going to get done bickering.”

“Trump will get the blame, but he won’t care,” added an unnamed GOP lawmaker quoted by The Hill. “And the base will love him for it.”

Yesterday we reported that Republicans are growing frustrated with Trump’s holdout over funding the wall, after the president shockingly declared that he would be “proud” to take credit for a shutdown if he doesn’t get his wall.

“If we don’t get what we want, one way or the other … I will shut down the government. Absolutely,” said Trump during an awkward argument broadcast live. “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.

With the two sides at an impasse, it appears that the partial shutdown is a foregone conclusion unless someone blinks.

There is no discernable plan. None that’s been disclosed,” said #2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas. “Everybody’s looking to [Trump] for a signal about what he wants to do. So far, it’s not clear.”

The last time the government shut down in January, the GOP-controlled House was able to pass a short-term spending solution until February 16 – only to be blocked by Schumer and Democratic Senators because it did not have provisions for immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

via zerohedge

18 comments

  1. Chuck you let Obama give Iran over 100 billion dollars and did not even say a word but you won’t defend our country by funding the wall for 5 billion? What is wrong with Chuck i ask?

  2. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DO NOT WANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
    THAT DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH, ARE UNEDUCATED DO NOT HAVE ANY SKILLS, ARE UNABLE TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES, AND ARE NOT EVEN FLUENT IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE. WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST AND FOREMOST. WE HAVE OUR OWN POOR, DISABLED VETERANS AND SENIORS THAT NEED HELP. WE LIKE EUROPE CAN NOT SUPPORT THE WORLD. WE PAY OUT ENOUGH MONEY EVERY YEAR THAT NEVER GETS TO THE PEOPLE, THEIR POLITICIANS BECOME RICHER AND RICHER. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RIGHT. LET THESE PEOPLE GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRIES AND CHANGE THEIR COUNTRIES. THE MILITARIES IN THEIR COUNTRIES NEED TO BACK THEIR PEOPLE AND NOT THE RICH AND POLITICIANS.

  3. BUILD THE WALL THAT THESE POLITICIANS HAVE BEEN PROMSING
    WE THE PEOPLE FOR AT LEAST THE PAST 20 YEARS. WE HAVE ENOUGH ILLEGALS IN THIS COUNTRY.

  4. The dems have always supported a form of a wall, now they are adamantly opposed. Gosh I wonder why, might they be willing to give up their integrity to get at POTUS? NO, can’t be it, they don’t have any integrity and this issue is just more proof.

  5. The wall must be funded if have to shut down do it. Let all those illegals in would be a disaster. They bring diseases , criminals of all kinds. We have so many poor of our own, Sr Citizens and homeless who need assistance which it seems no democrat or left gives a damn about. Build that wall one way or other.

  6. SCHUMMER AND PELOSI DO NOT SUPPORT OUR COUNTRY OR THE PEOPLE AND HAVE NO CONCERN FOR OUR SAFETY, AFTER ALL THEY LIVE IN NICE EXPENSIVE SECURE HOMES, AND TO HELL WITH US. THIS IS ABOUT KEEPING PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM DOING ANYTHING THAT HE HAS PROMISED THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY. THE DEMOCRATS HAVE GONE ROGUE AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP THEIR DEEP STATE INTACT AND TO REMOVE PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM OFFICE SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO KEEP THEIR POWER OVER THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY AND DESTROY THE UNITED STATES AS WE KNOW IT.

  7. Say Mr. Schumer and Mrs. Pelosi, OK, how about you people find out how it would feel, without your Stone Fences, Iron Gate Communities and your supposed Body Guards, then tell us “We The Legal Citizens/People and Legal Immigrants Of The United States of America, on how it feels like!?!

  8. There’s a bright spot in the Government shutdown, MULLER WILL NOT SUCK ANYMORE OF OUR MONEY OUT OF THE TREASURY!!!!!

  9. If we can’t have a wall to defend our country, invaders should be met with a hail of bullets.
    Terrorist, drug smugglers and human traffickers have been stopped; but not enough of them.
    When will Congress do their job and protect the American people? ; before we have to take it upon ourselves!

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