Skip to comments.Trump invites congressional leaders to White House for wall briefing
Posted on 01/01/2019 11:01:15 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The meeting would be the first time the president has sat down with Democrats since the shutdown started.
President Donald Trump has invited congressional leaders to a Wednesday afternoon briefing on the border wall at the White House, according to three congressional sources familiar with the invitation.
White House officials on New Years Eve asked House and Senate leaders in both parties to attend the meeting. The session, which will include a briefing by top Homeland Security Department officials, comes as a partial government shutdown over Trumps border wall reaches its eleventh day.
The meeting would mark the first time Trump has sat down with top congressional leaders of both parties since the shutdown started. There have been virtually no discussions until this point, and the meeting would offer both sides a chance to restart talks.
Democrats are set to take control of the House on Thursday and immediately pass a bill to reopen the government without providing the $5 billion the president has requested for his wall with Mexico. Trump, meanwhile, has vowed to hold out and continue the shutdown standoff until he gets funding for the southern structure.
Invitations for the meeting went to incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer as well as House GOP leaders Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise, Senate Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin and Senate Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and John Thune.
Oh, have they flown back from various parts of the globe after whining about glow bull heating?
There’s not enough disinfectant enough to clean out the room once those vermin have sat in it. They might have to gut the place and remodel.
I hope this is a meeting where Trump explains to them how he’s going to build the wall with or without them - and if they don’t like it, they can pound sand.
“Democrats are set to take control of the House on Thursday and immediately pass a bill to reopen the government without providing the $5 billion the president has requested for his wall with Mexico. “
Many of these people, Nancy, Schumer, etc voted for the wall
He should ask them “Between 2006 and now, what changed your mind...specifically?”
And do it publicly...
I hope it's televised.
hope it’s partially televised and the place is wired.
If it is free education for all, I am demanding that the feds to write me a check $100k the cost of my sons education.
Hey feds, pay up!
We spent our hard earned savings.
".... The meeting would be the first time the president has sat down with Democrats since the shutdown started...."
Their lead sentence should read, "The meeting would be the first time the democRATS have sat down with the president since the shutdown started because they were all off on fancy vacations refusing to meet with the president."
They'll write anything to make Trump look like the bad guy here.
Yep. We need transparency.
S whut I’m saying.
Ambush them into an argument while the cameras are rolling...
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