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While Republicans, conservatives, and other patriots come together and mourn the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, who died at the age of 94 this weekend, we’re approaching another episode of Shutdown Theater on the Hill. President Trump wants $5 billion for his border wall, which is something he is willing to shut down the government over. The deadline is December 7, but Trump now says he’s willing to accept a short-term extension. We’ll see how this plays out, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is not making his House colleagues happy by signaling he may be open to partially funding it. In the House, after retaking the lower chamber, Democrats want to take their newfound power for a spin: not one cent for the wall (via Politico):
Not 30 minutes after a group of border-state House Democrats accused Chuck Schumer of betraying them on President Donald Trump’s wall, the Senate minority leader picked up the phone to protest.
Retract your statement, Schumer urged Rep. Henry Cuellar last Thursday.
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Schumer argued that he was firmly opposed to Trump’s wall with Mexico and would never give in so easily. But Cuellar refused the request.