The Answer Is NO, Lindsey

Senators Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., December 12, 2018.
Senators Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., December 12, 2018.

President Trump on Monday dismissed the suggestion of a frequent ally, Senator Lindsey Graham, that he should reopen the government for a few weeks to encourage Democrats to continue negotiations over border-security funding.

“I did reject it,” Trump told reporters about the South Carolina Republican’s plea for him to sign a three-week-stopgap spending bill. “I’m not interested. I want to get it solved. I don’t want to just delay it. I don’t know if we’re closer to a deal. This should be the easiest deal that I’ve ever seen. We’re talking about border security. Who could be against it?”

“We have drugs, we have criminals, we have gangs, and the Democrats don’t want to do anything about it,” the president continued. “All of a sudden it’s immoral. It’s immoral because one reason, because they know they’re going to lose in the 2020 election.”

The partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, entered its 24th day on Monday. House Democrats have already passed a set of standalone bills that would fund several government agencies affected by the shutdown, including the Department of Homeland Security. But their proposal, which funds the government until February 8, does not include the $5.7 billion Trump is demanding for the construction of a wall on the southern border, and he has thus refused to back it. Democrats have refused to approve more than $1.6 billion for non-wall border security.

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Hypocrisy? This is HYPOCRISY!

Walls Across America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3YfjPe9JH0

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Capitulate, Lindsey? Then expect reasoned debate? With this lot?

Democrats Are Hypocrites On The Wall!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJT67MthI5M

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Lindsey’s kidding, right? Sadly, no he isn’t. Reopen the government for a few weeks to encourage Democrats to continue negotiations over border-security funding. Continue ‘what’ negotiations? There are none. Pelosi’s offer of $1.00 funding for border security is not a negotiation, it’s a f**k you to the President. The Dems have flipped the bird to Trump every single time he has offered to sit down. They partied in Hawaii and Puerto Rico while Trump sat In the Oval Office waiting for them to come to ‘negotiate’. Re-opening the government would have the opposite affect. It would be viewed as a… Read more »