Democrats proudly and officially declared themselves enemies of the American people, as they basically chose to shut down the Federal Government over DACA, i.e. illegal aliens are more important to DEMs than law abiding American taxpayers. That should wake up a lot of people with regard to what this battle is all about. Amnesty First vs America First.
Now, moving along with our story, despite a so-called last minute compromise, the Senate failed to achieve sixty votes required to keep the Federal Government funded, hence as of midnight tonight, the government will shut down.
The New York Times headline summed things up well: Senate Democrats Kill Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight.
Before the Senate vote, the POTUS twitted:
Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very dangerous Southern Border. Dems want a Shutdown in order to help diminish the great success of the Tax Cuts, and what they are doing for our booming economy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
Following the vote, the White House said in a statement:
“Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country’s ability to serve all Americans. We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands. This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators.”
It’s almost as if you were rooting for a shutdown and now we’ll have one and the blame should crash entirely on President Trump’s shoulders
Love how Schumer is placing the blame on Trump to take the heat off himself. Conveniently forgets that Trump doesn’t get to vote. Schumer placed his party in the position of illegals over military and CHIP, politics over governing.
The POTUS is willing to sign a DACA bill if it includes 1) funding for the wall, 2) an end to chain migration, and 3) an end to the visa lottery. If the DEMs and RINOs really want to save the DACA folks, all they have to do is agree to the deal. They won’t, and now they have shut down the govt by refusing to pass the budget. In essence, it’s the DEMs way or everyone suffers. So be it. Once the FISA memo is released, the DEMs will be branded as traitors and their budget tantrums will be another log on that fire.
There was no need for this now, as there was still another 6 to 7 weeks to try and work out a DACA compromise. Let the American people decide now what is more important, illegal immigrants or our military and first responders? I believe the DEMs have screwed themselves on this one!