Shutdown battle is either ‘absurd’ or ‘heavy’ Phase: Charles Lane

nearvideo emergency powers in focus as the President of Trump and Democrats remain at impasse over the border-wall-financing

As the partial government shutdown closer to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, the Washington Post opinion writer Charles Lane reviewed the current state of the battle, about the border on the “Special Report” All-Star panel on Friday night.

Lane-along with Washington Times opinion editor Charlie Hurt weighed and Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley — and who is just about to win or lose the shutdown battle, and how long the standstill will last.

After this week in the primetime address to the nation from the Oval Office and a short visit to the southern border in Texas, President Trump continue to strengthen the barrier between the U.S. and Mexico, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, and sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, stood firmly in its position, does not participate in the management of the 5.7 billion US dollars in border-wall-financing and has asked for it.


Lane began on Friday the panel session by saying the country was either in the “really absurd stage” or the “really severe stage” of the “shutdown”.

“The reason that it all seems so absurd is because both sides know [what] would be the deal at the end of the day. It would be a kind of wall, the said financing of a concession on something that the Democrats really care as DACA,” Lane,. “You start to see some of the newly elected Democrats from swing districts are talking about.” (DACA refers to the Deferred action for Childhood arrivals, an Obama-era program to support adults who arrived in the United States illegally as children.)

Lane then explained the “serious” thing about this fight is that if Trump has a good on his threat of calling for a national emergency, it would not cause the government works “as it should” and more “dysfunction” in Washington.

Hurt that the President is “pretty confident” that he has the “winning hand, told the panel,”. He added, to prove that this government could be in the position that the “legal standing”, declared a national emergency.

Meanwhile, Riley expressed concern to reflect on trump the use of such a power, what he thought was overwhelmed, committed by President Obama and how it would be “more of the same” from the current President.


“President Trump will not be President forever. Two play in this game. “Oh, the income inequality is a national emergency. I think, to spend we should have x billion dollars to do this and I don’t need Congress approval. What made President Trump look before I arrived here.’ I think this is a serious concern.” Riley elaborated. “You see senators from these States be to of this taken down, rural States, large forests, many of the furloughed forest workers, and so on-Oregon, Alaska, Maine and you will begin to see some fractures on the right side, if it is to stand together with the President, the longer this goes on further.”

The Wall Street Journal struck a columnist for people’s representatives on Capitol Hill, said, you are not “doing their job” not “add, that you live paycheck to paycheck” how many of the 800,000 government employees that are not paid this week.

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