Oh My: Are Democrats Getting Ready to Cave on Trump’s Wall?
Townhall ^ | 01/23/2018 | Guy Benson
Posted on 1/23/2018, 12:07:03 PM by SeekAndFind
Now that Democrats have fled from their ill-fated Schumer Shutdown, tail between their legs, attention now shifts to the ongoing talks over a possible DACA agreement on immigration. Lawmakers find themselves up against two deadlines: (1) The March cutoff established by the Trump administration after the president announced his cancellation of his predecessor’s legally-dubious executive amnesty, and (2) the February 8 time limit just set by Mitch McConnell, after which he’ll move to the introduction of bills and amendments on various legislative solutions to the DREAMer situation. As various ‘gangs’ and working groups on Capitol Hill power through their negotiations, it’s important to highlight that during the brief shutdown, two notable Democrats offered what appeared to be very significant concessions on border security. The Senate Minority Leader apparently put Trump’s prized border wall on the table as part of a potential deal:
Source says Schumer discussed the possibility of meeting Trump’s full request on the border wall, beyond what was in Durbin-Graham compromise https://t.co/mPMTyBvABp— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) January 20, 2018
Schumer himself confirmed at least a version of this, again invoking his apparent offer in what amounted to a concession speech on the failed shutdown he engineered: “My recent offer to the president was a generous one. I put his signature campaign issue on the table in exchange for DACA, and still he turned away.” The wall is now very much in the mix. Given the fanaticism of his left-wing “resistance” base, I’ll admit that I was slightly surprised to hear the most powerful Democrat in Congress openly considering helping the president fulfill his most famous campaign pledge,:
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