Pelosi says Democrats will give 'nothing for the wall'


Congress was unable to agree on a spending measure to keep the government open last month once the president insisted he would not sign such legislation unless it included $5 billion in funding for a massive wall along the USA border with Mexico.

Incoming chairpersons have signaled that Trump will face a barrage of probes that could bog down a White House already besieged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation collusion probe, draining energy from the administration's agenda and foiling Trump's message.

A top priority will be Trump's tax returns, which he refused to make public during his campaign.

Although Pelosi said in a statement afterward that "we welcome the presence of these activists", the episode highlighted a growing rift between establishment Democrats and up-and-coming politicians such as Ocasio-Cortez and Khanna, who each unseated longtime party incumbents.

"She'll cut your head off and you won't even know you're bleeding", Pelosi responded, without hesitation, adding: "That's all you need to know about her". But Democrats are having none of it.

Pelosi deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill fired back shortly afterward, tweeting: "A vote AGAINST the Democratic Rules package is a vote to let [Director of the Office of Management and Budget] Mick Mulvaney make across the board cuts, unilaterally reversing Democratic initiatives and funding increases".

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Guthrie asked Pelosi if she is willing to give the president money for the wall.

A Democratic-led House will undoubtedly slow Trump's legislative agenda.

The bill, H.R. 1, includes a number of measures regarding voting regulations and ethics, according to the network. Republicans picked up two seats in the Senate, and now hold a 53-47 majority.

House Democrats are thumbing their nose at Trump by putting the environment front and center. There is no creature as despicable as a liberal Democrat.

Should the House manage to impeach Trump, removing him from office would be hard.

So, after briefings and negotiations, where are right where we started when President Donald Trump duked it out with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office before Christmas on the issue: dead locked. He would need to be convicted by two-thirds of USA senators - an unlikely prospect, unless members of his own Republican party turns on him.