The cartoon below, by A.F. Branco, brutally illustrates where President Trump and the Democrats stand when it comes to border security and building the wall.
This says it all:
The Federalist Papers Reports:
President Trump wants what’s best for America and the American people whereas all Democrats care about is scoring political points with their base.
Sad thing is President Trump has to fight not only Democrats on this, but some Republicans as well:
Two GOP Senators Cave on the Wall, Funding the Government
Two GOP Senators have caved on the border wall, and funding the government.
The first is none other than RINO and Maine Senator Susan Collins, followed by RINO Colorado Senator Cory Gardener, as BPR reports:
Sen. Susan Collins is not standing with the majority of her Republican colleagues and is calling for the Senate to take up a House-approved government funding bill.
The Maine Republican is in favor of accepting the bill passed last week by the newly Democratic-led House to re-open the government without providing the border wall funding President Donald Trump has been demanding.
Seven Republicans voted with Democrats to pass that bill to reopen parts of the government that are not related to the debate over the wall.
Collins spoke Sunday with NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press,” saying while she understands the difficult negotiating spot Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is in, a “middle ground” has to be reached.
“Well, I can’t speak for McConnell, but I would like to see him bring the House-passed bills to the Senate floor,” Collins said.
“We could reopen much of government where there’s no dispute over issues involving certain departments like [agriculture], transportation, housing, and interior. Let’s get those reopened while the negotiations continue.”
Todd naturally found a way to make the argument a personal criticism of the president, asking the senator how satisfied she is “with how the president is conducting himself in office.”
“I’m frustrated in the situation that we’ve gotten to this point where both sides appear to be intransigent,” Collins said.
“It is not a sign of weakness to figure out a middle ground. I think that both sides need to indicate a willingness to listen and to compromise.”
The senator criticized using the threat of a shutdown as a political weapon and suggested appropriations bills should be passed by Congress before the end of the fiscal year to avoid shutdowns like the one that began in December when Trump and Democratic leadership reached an impasse on funding for building a wall along the southern U.S. border.
“Government shutdowns are never good policy,” Collins said.
Colorado Senator Cory Gardener also caved and issued a statement on the wall and funding the government, The Gazette reports:
Colorado’s Cory Gardner became the first Republican senator to break with President Donald Trump over border wall funding, saying Thursday Congress should end the 13-day-old partial government shutdown and work out differences over border security later.
“We should pass the bipartisan appropriations bills that includes money for border security while we continue to fight for more border security money,” Gardner said in a statement.
“Congress needs to take further action on border security, but that work should be done when the government is fully open.”
Gardner was the first Republican senator to call for reopening the government without a deal on the border wall, which Democrats have rejected as ineffective and too expensive.
But what else should we expect from craven Republicans who give Democrats everything they want.
Even when the GOP controls everything.