For eight years, we saw congressional Republicans cave in to the demand of Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. The one time they didn’t, it resulted in the infamous Sequestration, which was Obama’s idea to extort Republicans to his way or shut down government. Eventually, Republicans caved in.
The tide has turned and this time, Senate Democrats caved in after it became evident that they were taking the bulk of the heat for closing down the government over illegal aliens.
First, a number of Senate Democrats jumped ship to help vote 81-18 to stop the Democratic filibuster, which then opened the door for the Senate to vote on a temporary spending bill.
(USA Today) – President Trump declared victory Monday as the Senate reached a compromise to end the government shutdown now on its third day, though Democrats said the fight over immigration is far from over.
“I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses,” Trump said in a statement read by his press secretary, Sarah Sanders. “Once the government is funded, my administration will work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration. We will make a long term deal on immigration if and only if it’s good for our country.”
On Monday, Senate Democrats came together with Republicans on a plan to fund government agencies through Feb. 8 — with a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to work toward a bipartisan compromise on immigration, border security, and a broader budget outline before then…
Even though it’s a victory for President Trump and Republicans, it should be noted that it’s only a temporary victory as it only pushes the date for the next possible government shutdown to only 2 ½ weeks from now. Democrats are still demanding that Republican do something to protect DACA illegals, but I completely disagree with giving them anything other than a ticket home.