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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:11 PM

Repub senator begs tRump to not shut the govt down before midterms...

Senate Republicans didn’t put too many questions to President Donald Trump when he joined them for lunch on Tuesday, but the party’s most vulnerable incumbent did make one big ask: Please, Nevada Sen. Dean Heller pleaded, don’t shut down the government over funding for a border wall before the midterm elections.

Picking that fight during an election season would hurt Republicans at the ballot box, Heller told Trump, according to an attendee and two people briefed on the meeting. Though Heller prefaced his request by heaping praise on the president, Trump was noncommittal. “We’ll see what happens,” he told the group.

Heller, who confirmed he asked Trump not to shut down the government, was speaking for Republican lawmakers who fear that the president’s desire to follow through on one of his signature campaign promises could undermine their attempt to maintain control of the upper chamber. While Trump held campaign rallies with a raucous audience pushing him to “build the wall” at the U.S. border with Mexico, many Senate Republicans want to avoid a government shutdown at all costs — at least between now and the November elections.

Government funding runs out on Sept. 30, and Trump is laser-focused on getting his wall money in the next fiscal year, telling senators on Twitter not to take their usual August recess unless the border is secured.


Sen. Heller to Trump: Don’t shut government down before the midterms/

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cynatnite May 2018 OP
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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:20 PM

1. Oh hey there, trumpy boy! GO AHEAD AND SHUT DOWN THE GOV'T!



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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:23 PM

2. So Trump wants to shut the government down...

and McConnell wants to keep the Senate open...

and Dirty Dean is potential collateral damage for both.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:23 PM

3. I wonder if he also does not want to spend more time in his district too. People

may demand more town halls and that could lead to questions about health care and inequality and Russia.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:23 PM

4. Doesn't Trump have some scurrilous playground nickname for Heller?

Dirty Dean or something?

Those GOPers sat and listened to him brag for 45 minutes. They aren't just culpable-- they are almost unbelievably servile. They have no pride... or shame.

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