Once again, liberal Democrats are demanding the Republicans cave into their demands or they will shut down the government. The White House is hopeful that this week will see Congress replace Obamacare and pass a federal spending bill that will include funding the border wall. Democrats have vowed to block any federal spending bill if it includes any money for the border wall with they oppose.
White House officials are ratcheting up pressure on House Republicans to vote this week to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, even though there is no bill, there is no agreement on what that bill should look like, and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has signaled no interest in rushing to vote on legislation that will fail.
“I would like to have a vote this week and I think the leadership knows that we’d like to have a vote this week,” White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
Mick Mulvaney, budget director for President Donald Trump, said on “Fox News Sunday” that he knows GOP leaders are focused on preventing a government shutdown this week ― the government runs out of money on Saturday ― but he sees no reason why Republicans can’t repeal Obamacare and fund the government at the same time.
This budget fight is a reminder of the unwillingness of Democrats to work with Republicans, just like they’ve done for the past 8 years. It also shows that they have no desire to protect America or the American people by securing the border. They feel they need millions more illegal aliens to cast illegal votes in upcoming elections in order to win control of Congress and the White House and a border wall will prevent that from happening.