Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer To Counter Trump After Oval Office Address

Jan 09, 2019, 01:55
Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer To Counter Trump After Oval Office Address

That almost happened. On Monday, President Trump announced that he would deliver a 9 p.m. address Tuesday from the Oval Office. In his tweet, he characterized the situation on the border as a "national security crisis", a description that even some people in his own party reject.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will give an Oval Office address on the government shutdown he created, during which he presumably will lie through his teeth to defend his highly unpopular immigration agenda. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced on Monday morning that Trump will head to the US-Mexico border to "meet with those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis".

"A wall is an immorality, it's not who we are as a nation.We are not doing a wall", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters after the passage of the bills in the House.

On Sunday, Mr Trump pledged not to bend in his demand for $5.6 billion to pay for the wall but said the barrier could be made of steel instead of concrete as a potential compromise with Democrats who refuse to fund it.

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As the shutdown lurched into a third week, many Republicans watched nervously from the sidelines as hundreds of thousands of federal workers went without pay and government disruptions hit the lives of ordinary Americans.

We don't know what Trump will say tomorrow, but it's possible he will declare a national emergency at the border and announce his intention to wall off more of it without a congressional appropriation of funds for that goal. He said experts have said neither a wall nor fencing is what's really needed at the border but rather technology, drones and more personnel.

The Atlantic also describes a meeting in which Pence asked why Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) hadn't responded to his offer to demand less than Trump's proposed $5 billion for a wall. Bush told Politico that the 43rd president never talked to Mr. Trump about a border wall. His administration has already spent millions constructing wall prototypes near the border in San Diego.

Trump's speech on Tuesday night will be followed by his visit Thursday to the southern border. He exhorted Democrats in Congress to "come back from vacation" and approve funding for his wall.

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Democrats said the entire package is based on legislation that has already been passed by either the Senate or Senate committees. That bill would fund Homeland Security through February 8 at current levels, which does not include money for a border wall .

Fox News contributor Juan Williams countered by saying that Trump "keeps lying" about construction and funding on his long-promised border wall.

Trump on Sunday renewed his threat to declare a national emergency over border security as negotiations to end a partial government shutdown continued.

With the talks stalled, Pelosi, a California Democrat, said House Democrats meant to start passing individual bills to reopen agencies.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "has the ability to put these bills on the floor and say, 'We're not the president's handmaidens, '" Hoyer said.

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Sales have been generally strong throughout the holiday season, led by increases in online shopping. The partial government shutdown that began over the weekend has weighed on the market.

"They tell us the border crisis is the worst it's ever been".

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