in the vicinityVideoRep. Meadows: Pelosi has been the driving conversation about the partial government shutdown negotiations
Top Republican lawmakers in the Senate and the house of accused their Democratic colleagues on Sunday for the continuing government shutdown, which is to say that Democrats just want to keep to, and President of the Trump of the fulfillment of his election pledge to the construction of the wall along the United States southern border.
“The crux of the matter is, Nancy Pelosi is driving most of the conversation,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” about the incoming speaker of the house of representatives. “This is all about trying to ensure that Donald Trump is not securing the border.”
Meadows, the Chairman of the influential house freedom Caucus, said that he hopes that the government shutdown will be terminated, if the Senate continued in the session on Thursday is that the funding for the wall at the end will be somewhere between $1 billion and $ 5 billion.
Meadows’ comments about the Democrats, were also of sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who says that Trump is ready to make a deal, but that the Democrats are trying to undermine the President’s agenda.
“It’s not about the number, this is about Democrats who don’t want President trump, for the fulfillment of his electoral promise of securing the southern border,” said Perdue. “You try to play politics with the security of our country.”
The Federal government is expected to spend Christmas remain partially closed.
On the second day of the Federal closure, Trump tweeted on Sunday that what the country needs is “a good old-fashioned HIKING, the works”, in contrast to aerial drones, and other measures, the “wonderful and fun” is not the correct answer to the problem of “drugs, gangs, human trafficking, criminal elements, and many others come to the United States.
With Trump’s insistence on $5 billion for the wall and the negotiations with the Democrats in Congress far from a breakthrough, to hold a temporary measure to run the government continued talks, seems unattainable, until the Senate returns for a full session on Thursday.
To be missing, unlike other closures, this seemed to be the urgency during the long holiday weekend after Trump had already stated, on Monday, Christmas eve, is a holiday. Instead of round-the-clock work to try to put an end to the shutdown, as they have in the past had done, the leader of the house and the Senate effectively closed shop. But you have not had the rule in action, if a deal were struck.
Trump’s re-election campaign sent a fundraising E-Mail late on Saturday to start what he called “the most important membership program ever – the OFFICIAL BUILD of THE WALL MEMBERSHIP.” The President urged the donors to sign.
With Democrats set to take control of the house on Jan. 3, and the speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on his way out, the shutdown is a last gasp of the conservative majority, was, before the new Congress.
Last week, Trump the government said it would close the “pride”. He had fought, it would have to pay on the promise of the construction of the wall, and he also promised to Mexico. Mexico has refused to do so.
In the last few days, though, Trump is trying to shift blame to Democrats for not agreeing to his demand. He has mixed messages of whether he has any bill into law would sign.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York, met with Vice-President Pence on Saturday at the request of the White house, according to Schumer’s office. But the senator’s spokesman said that they are still “very far apart” on a spending agreement.
Schumer said the “Trump” and “shut down” could end immediately, if the President simply dismissed his demand for money. “If you want to open the government, they are being put to the wall,” Schumer said.
Democrats said they were open to other proposals, which do not contain the wall, said Schumer, was too expensive and ineffective. You have to keep offered to, the expenses on the existing level of $1.3 billion for the border fences and other security.
But Trump, dig, tweeted about “the crisis of the illegal activities” of America’s southern border is “real and will not stop until we build a large steel-obstacle or a wall.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.