With the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government entering its 20th day on Thursday, and nearing the completion of its third full week, Democrats are having what appears to be an increasingly difficult time explaining their position.
Recent statements coming from many Democrats indicate that the left is ready to cave on the issue of funding for President Trump’s plans to increase security at the souther border, including the construction of the border wall.
In a recent interview, DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos admitted that, “If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, if we have technology used to keep our border safe – all of that is fine.”
THREAD: Democrats are starting to show cracks in their opposition to President Donald Trump’s border wall.
DCCC Chair Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL): “If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, if we have technology used to keep our border safe, all of that is fine.” pic.twitter.com/dBhcVMhpDn
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 10, 2019
Bustos’ remarks, as well as those of other Democrat lawmakers and pundits in recent days, appears indicative of the possibility that the left – which appears largely bound to the behest of Nancy Pelosi, is ready to negotiate.
While prominent Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have remained stalwart in their vows to oppose Trump’s plans for the US-Mexico border, their argument against increased security looks to be losing momentum at a rapid rate.
A vast majority of Americans believe that there IS a “crisis” at the border.
After last night’s Presidential address and response by Pelosi and Schumer, likely 2020 Democrat candidate Kamala Harris claimed that the crisis was not real and only manufactured by President Trump himself.
“It’s just simply not true,” Harris said to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos “It’s an emergency of his own creation.
This polling from Politico/Morning consult goes directly against Harris’ narrative, with 79 percent of voters believe the situation at the border is a serious issue.
KUT reported that President Trump made his case to the American people Tuesday night for why a massive wall along the Mexican border is necessary, using his first Oval Office address to outline his conditions for ending the 18-day-and-counting partial government shutdown.
“This is a humanitarian crisis — a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul,” Trump said, explaining why his request for $5.7 billion to build the wall and for additional border security measures is necessary.
“The federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security. … The only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and reopens the government,” the president said.