Skip to comments.Tantrums: Democrats Are Refusing to End the Shutdown by Boycotting Meetings at the White House
Posted on 01/15/2019 11:32:11 AM PST by jazusamo
President Trump hosted a border security meeting at the White House Tuesday afternoon.
In an effort to make progress on the government shutdown, Trump invited Republican and Democrat lawmakers to attend with ideas. Not a single Democrat showed up. Their leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, were also missing.
As Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi refuse to negotiate, President Donald J. Trump and his team are working hard to find solutions to solve the humanitarian and national security crisis at the border and reopen the government. 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," Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released in a statement. "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.
Here's a list of House Republicans who attended:
1. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)
2. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)
3. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA)
4. Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
5. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)
6. Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX)
7. Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX)
8. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
9. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA)
On Tuesday morning, President Trump went after Pelosi and Schumer on Twitter. He also warned of another caravan headed to the U.S. from Honduras.
Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?
A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras. Tell Nancy and Chuck that a drone flying around will not stop them. Only a Wall will work. Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe! Stop playing political games and end the Shutdown!
Polls are now showing that people are beginning to understand the Humanitarian Crisis and Crime at the Border. Numbers are going up fast, over 50%. Democrats will soon be known as the Party of Crime. Ridiculous that they dont want Border Security!
In five days RIF is coming. :)
The Democrat Party motto: “Death to America!”
How does boycotting meetings end the shutdown?
Oh, bad headline writing.
Does anyone really think there was a chance that the meeting would have let to an end to the shutdown? Really?
Trump needs to keep inviting Dems, the optics of Dems boycotting is horrible, for the DEMS.
There is not one single damn reason for not providing the $5.7 bil in a trillion dollar budget which will help solve a big part of an ongoing problem.
Pelosi ain’t gonna budge. Maybe if the polls keep trending to toward support for the wall she’ll have a change of heart, but that’s liable to be a while.
I’ve been saying for a while that the most likely scenario is that Repubs in the Senate will fold.
It’s too symbolic of screaming, screaming liberalism (which long ago forgot about liberality).
Looks like the Rats think they’ll lose face now if they even negotiate.
Got news for them, they’ve got no face left to lose.
I’d like a list of invited Democrats who refused to show up.
I want to know if my “representative” was invited.
I guess their polls show the DEMs not losing support so far. It will be a matter of who blinks first. I would put money on the GOP.
I think the point is that the President is at least trying to meet.
“In five days RIF is coming.”
A RIF (Reduction in Force) makes perfect sense!
It would reduce the federal expenditure for non working employees and stir up a hornets nest with the Dems.
Not to mention provide a perfect opportunity to decrease our bloated government.
It’s an ugly, twisted face now.
PDJT knows how this game is played. Soon every Dem Congress Critter who us from one of the states carried by Trump in 2016
are going to receive offers they cannot refuse.(Nice little earmarks in your constituency?)
They will come to the WH, and PDJT will convince them to vote yes on a border security package too.
Just a matter of time.
Support Free Republic, Folks!
Democrats have just pulledv responsibility for the shut down from President Trump. They’re won’t even talk about it.
Marxist RATs are digging their holes in their sewer deeper by the hour. The Marxists along with their cohorts in the MSM think they’re all powerful and can defy and go against the American people. If it weren’t for their organized voter fraud, they wouldn’t have the House
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