[Ed. – There’s never really a good time, but if it were to happen, it would probably be better with the current Congress than with a Democrat-held House. Hard to game that one out. That said, Moran appears right: there’s no need for a showdown, because most government functions are funded until the next Congress by the big spending bill passed in September. Some DHS funding will expire in December, but Democrats will happily stonewall that – and Republicans can pass a continuing resolution without them anyway, without the wall funding Trump wants, which is the most likely solution.]
The window of opportunity is closing on Donald Trump as a lame duck Congress prepares to address the issue of funding most of the government before a temporary spending bill expires on December 7.
Specifically, Trump wants funding for his border wall. And he may be willing to shut down most of the government until he gets it.
Democrats are not going to lift a finger to help [Republicans] if a shutdown looms, nor are any of them going to vote money for a border wall.
The simple reason? They don’t have to.