Trump, Congress leaders set to huddle on border wall, government shutdown


He told those assembled that he has overwhelming support for his U.S. -Mexico border wall and has received calls, tweets and letters.

It's possible that no one is more eager than Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who not only published an op-ed in the Detroit Free-Press about impeaching Trump, but also got a bit vulgar during a MoveOn event. Sean Hannity, a close confidant of the president, floated that idea on his TV show Thursday night, but Democrats have also said they now wouldn't accept that deal, partly because they don't trust Trump to hold up his end of the bargain.

The previous day, he had told reporters that the shutdown could last a "long time or could be quickly", adding that the wall is "too important of a subject to walk away from".

Even so, Pelosi, 78, encountered internal opposition from Democrats who said during their campaigns that they would not back her for speaker.

One of the most immediate challenges confronting Pelosi as leader of the new House Democratic majority will be the fight over the President's long-promised border wall that triggered a standoff between congressional Democrats and the President and resulted in a partial government shutdown, which is now in its second week.

The first bill they passed with a 239-192 vote would provide stopgap funding for the Department of Homeland Security through February 8, according to The Hill. It passed on a 239-192 vote, with five House Republicans backing it.

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First order of business on a historic day is Democratic effort to re-open the government.

Ohio GOP Representative John Boehner was elected speaker in 2015 with 25 Republicans voting for other candidates. Democrats now control 13 committees with subpoena power which can pose incredible legal peril for Donald Trump. "I mean, there's a wall between Tijuana and San Diego, right?" "We have given the Republicans a chance to take yes for an answer". Trump left without taking questions, as did his staff.

Pelosi spoke about other priorities on the Democratic agenda after her election on Thursday - describing climate change as well as income inequality as pressing problems that need to be addressed. "But before his wheels were even up off the Capitol the White House was saying, 'We reject that, we're not going below $5 million.'".

While Republican women marked some firsts this past election season - like Marsha Blackburn becoming the first female Tennessee senator - the vast majority of these new lawmakers are Democrats.

In the Senate, Trump's Republicans have a comparatively comfortable majority of 53 to 47 seats after eight new members were sworn in. Republicans have seized on the case to call for tougher border security. That proposal was made when Pence and other top officials met at the start of the shutdown with Schumer. Meanwhile, the shutdown has closed some parks and leaving hundreds of thousands of federal employees without pay. Dems are more focused on stopping Trump than building the Wall and helping the country'. It's nearly a representation of Trump's entire legacy, all of his policies and empty promises.

2019 is going to be a awful year for Donald Trump or "Individual 1" as an ongoing criminal case labels him. "We are extremely grateful to President Donald Trump and fully support what he is doing". "Does anyone have any doubt that we're not doing a wall?"