Tag: Government Shutdown

Democrats Reject Trump’s Invitation for Border Security Meeting at White House

Democratic lawmakers rejected President Trump’s invitation for a border security meeting today at the White House.

Fox News reports:

A senior administration official told Fox News that the president had invited Democrats to join his lunch with members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room shortly after noon. But moments before the session, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that nobody took them up on the offer.

Sanders said in her statement, “The President has a proposal on the table that includes additional technology at ports of entry, allows minors from Central America to seek asylum in their home country, and physical barriers between ports of entry made of steel instead of concrete. Today, the President offered both Democrats and Republicans the chance to meet for lunch at the White House. Unfortunately, no Democrats will attend. The President looks forward to having a working lunch with House Republicans to solve the border crisis and reopen the government. It’s time for the Democrats to come to the table and make a deal.”

The President didn’t invite Speaker Pelosi to the meeting, and instead reached out to rank-and-file members. Pelosi gave her blessing for the members to attend, however, they ultimately decided to boycott the meeting.

Last Wednesday, the President walked out on a meeting with Pelosi and Schumer after they refused to budge on the border wall.

The President tweeted after the brief meeting, “Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”

Democrats Fly on Chartered Jet to Puerto Rico During Govt Shutdown, Hit the Beach

About 30 Democratic Lawmakers and their families took a chartered jet to Puerto Rico over the weekend to attend the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC, where they met with lobbyists and received a “special performance” of the Broadway show, “Hamilton.”

The event took place at a oceanfront resort where rooms cost about $429 a night, according to Fox News. Those in attendance did pay for their “Hamilton” tickets themselves.

Fox News reports:

Around 109 lobbyists and corporate executives are named in a memo welcoming the guests, which include some from prominent Washington firms, R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association.

A spokesman for the BOLD PAC — part of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus — would not tell the Examiner which members of Congress would be attending. But U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was spotted on the beach Saturday, according to a FOX News producer.

The chartered jet that carried the attendees also brought 250 pounds of donated medical supplies. The trip is the largest congressional delegation to the island since it was devastated by the September 2017 hurricane.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders slammed Democrats yesterday in a tweet, writing, “Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they’re partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border.”

Ep. 892 What Did They Know And When Did They Know It?

In this episode I address how President Trump’s recent tactics have blindsided the Democrats and changed the “shutdown” game forever.
I also discuss stunning new testimony that reveals the deep ties and connections former Obama administration officials, and people tied to Bob Mueller, had in the anti-Trump witch hunt.

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Ep. 891 There Will Be No Retreat

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In this episode I address the partial government shutdown. We cannot lose this fight. There must be no retreat. I address the devastating consequences of a surrender in the shutdown fight. I also address the Democrats’ new trick to try and implement government-run healthcare. Finally, I address the devastating correction The NY Times had to issue on the “collusion” case.

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President Trump Delivers Government Shutdown Video Message

A partial government shutdown has taken place after the Senate failed to reach an agreement and include funding for the border wall in a stopgap spending bill.

President Trump posted a video message on Twitter where he stressed the importance of border security and urged Senate Democrats to “be bipartisan.”

President Trump’s statement in full:

Our great country must have border security. We don’t want people coming in that aren’t supposed to be here. We want people to come in through a legal process.

It’s very dangerous out there. Drugs are pouring in. Human trafficking. So many different problems, including gangs like MS-13. We don’t want them in the United States. We don’t want them in our country.

The only thing that’s going to stop that is great border security, with a wall, or a slat fence, or whatever you want to call it. But we need a great barrier, and if we don’t have it it’s never going to work.

Last night the House of Representatives passed this very important bill 217 to 185. Some people were surprised by the number. I wasn’t, because everybody wants to see our border protected

Now it’s up to the Senate, and it’s really up to the Democrats, because we need their votes. There’s no way it can pass without their votes.

We’re going to have a shutdown. There’s nothing we can do about that, because we need the Democrats to give us their votes. Call it a Democrat shut down. Call it whatever you want, but we need their help to get this approved.

So, Democrats, we have a wonderful list of things that we need to keep our country safe. Let’s get out, let’s work together. Let’s be bipartisan, and let’s get it done. The shutdown hopefully will not last long. Thank you very much.