Skip to comments.Democrats boycott White House border security meeting
Posted on 01/15/2019 9:15:28 AM PST by Innovative
Congressional Democrats on Tuesday rejected President Trump's invitation to a lunch meeting at the White House to discuss border security, in the latest sign that both sides of the government shutdown standoff remain entrenched in their positions with no compromise in sight.
A senior administration official told Fox News that the president had invited Democrats to join his lunch with members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room shortly after noon. But moments before the session, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that nobody took them up on the offer.
"The President has a proposal on the table that includes additional technology at ports of entry, allows minors from Central America to seek asylum in their home country, and physical barriers between ports of entry made of steel instead of concrete," she said. "Today, the President offered both Democrats and Republicans the chance to meet for lunch at the White House.
Unfortunately, no Democrats will attend. The President looks forward to having a working lunch with House Republicans to solve the border crisis and reopen the government.
"Its time for the Democrats to come to the table and make a deal."
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Time to declare an emergency and use the military to build the Wall.
So shut off the ports too and watch the fireworks.
One more nail in their coffin and another justifiable reason to declare a natonal state of emergency.
Nope, not yet. Let the shutdown last a full thirty days and then start wholesale RIF.
Aren’t they still partying in Puerto Rico?
This is great optics!! They dont care about AMERICAN!! They care only about raping , killing dope running, welfare sucking illegal aliens!! TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP!! No more non essentials EVER!! WALL WALL WALL. Trump is crushing them.
Democrats....bought and paid for by foreigners.
Are they back from their PR or Hawaii vacation junkets yet?
No Democrats will attend because their lobbyists threatened to cut off their money supply if the did attend.
More “empty chairs.”
Hardball time .... bring on the PAIN for the Dems. No mercy, no quarter.
Trumps shutdown trap?
In only five more days of the already-longest government shutdown in history (25 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more.
Dont believe me that federal bureaucrats can be laid off? Well, in bureaucratese, a layoff is called a RIF a Reduction in Force, and of course, it comes with a slew of civil service protections. But, if the guidelines are followed, bureaucrats can be laid off — as in no more job.
Well...they showed US...didn’t they....LOL...IDIOTS.
Even better. It's a shame EPA and Department of Education are not shut down so we could eliminate those positions.
Trump has the initiative on this, and the dems are playing prevent defense. He has them surrounded.
Let’s don’t forget the nasty diseases coming over the border as well.
Agree! They’ll come begging and Trump will tell them the price went up up up!
Or, he does the RIF, then the Emergency Declaration and the Dems get NOTHING!
Nancy sure runs a tight ship. When will the Dems realize they represent their constituents and not the will of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
This was an invitation some of these representatives will never get again.
Its only going to take until the EBT cards do not get refilled.
The RESIST MOVEMENT is owned by The Globalist Rats and media pukes. Both are fully exposed by our President.
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