Skip to comments.Democrats dismiss Trump Shutdown Offer (Before he even makes his speech [4pm ET] )
Posted on 01/19/2019 11:56:56 AM PST by springwater13
Even before President Trump's shutdown remarks on Saturday, Democratic aides on the Hill were dismissing his planned shutdown compromise offer as inadequate.
As first reported by Axios, Trump was expected to make two offers to Democrats in exchange for $5.7 billion in funds for a border wall: Extend DACA protections for Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. But hours before the speech, Democratic Whip Dick Durbin said in a statement: "I cannot support the proposed offer as reported and do not believe it can pass the Senate." "First, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader McConnell must open the government today. Second, I cannot support the proposed offer as reported and do not believe it can pass the Senate. Third, I am ready to sit down at any time after the government is opened and work to resolve all outstanding issues." Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Il.)
A Democratic aide told Axios: "Dems were not consulted on this and have rejected similar overtures previously."And a House Democratic aide said: "Similar inadequate offers from the Administration were already rejected by Democrats."
"The BRIDGE Act does not fully protect Dreamers and is not a permanent solution." "This is not a compromise as it includes the same wasteful, ineffective $5.7 billion wall demand that shut down the government in the first place." "This cannot pass the House or Senate." "The President must agree to re-open government and join Democrats to negotiate on border security measures that work and not an expensive and ineffective wall that the President promised Mexico would pay for."
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People getting excited about the Trump shutdown DACA for Wall trade need to chill.
It is all for PR purposes. Democrats will accept nothing for the wall and this is just optics to show them as completely unreasonable and unwilling to compromise before he declares the National Emergency, probably at the State of the Union Speech In Exile at the Senate or Southern Border.
Told U all that Trump is a GENIUS..”Dreamers” will be pissed..they will say “Wait I thought Dems care about us” Dems will NEVER agree to a wall, open borders is their ticket to permanent power..all those millions of new illegal alien voters, they will NEVER give that up
Predictable and anticipated. DJT will look to have gone an extra mile before declining an emergency.
They so want that government open so they can stick the knife right in his back again. Don’t fall for it Donald
He should demand $7k now.
Hey Dick Turbin. My vote is to keep the government shutdown until the wall is built.
Then we will talk.
Well, guess we need to go to Plan B: deport DemocRats and sanity will be restored.
He should go back to the original $20B-$25B he was asking for to build the double wall with a road in between.
Agree with 5.56mm
Surrender and we’ll negotiate.
Waaaaahhhh. Boo hoo.
Dems dismiss Trump offer in plan before they hear it or know what it says ..
IF they dismiss his offer without hearing it first then it can no longer be called “Trumps Shutdown”. He should make that distinction clear.
Complete evety inch and then we will negotiate... anything else is amnesty ala 1986.. it destroyed our democracy.
Tells us all we need to know about the the DemonicRats.
They seem to think all their vote rigged wins in 2018 make them invincible.
YUP - if that’s the offer on the table then a lotta DACAs will be rethinking who is their friend. If Hispanics starting voting GOP then suddenly the rats will want a wall.
Trump should say DACA for the entire border wall.
Wasteful is Pelosi taking all her grandkids on a taxpayer funded boondoggle.
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