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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 01:24 PM

Pelosi fires back: 'Trump is the only person' talking about a shutdown

Source: The Hill




BY AVERY ANAPOL - 12/06/17 12:48 PM EST

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi fired back at President Trump Wednesday after he said a government shutdown “could happen” on Saturday and that Democrats would be to blame.




Speaking to reporters at the White House earlier Wednesday, Trump suggested that Democrats’ stance on immigration would be to blame if government funding lapses.

"It could happen," Trump said. “The Democrats are really looking at something that is very dangerous to our country. They are looking at shutting down.”

“They want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bringing with them crime,” Trump continued. “Tremendous amounts of crime.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/363563-pelosi-fires-back-trump-is-the-only-person-talking-about-a-shutdown

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 02:03 PM

1. Right now, maybe. But notable Democrats did indeed threaten that...

if DACA wasn't protected. Bernie, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.newsweek.com/senators-threaten-government-without-daca-fix-702094

However, it doesn't look like the establishment Dems or the party leadership threatened that. ???

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 02:33 PM

2. That makes little sense, since the R's control majorities both Houses. They can easily

prevent it from being shut down, with their votes alone.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:24 PM

5. You need a little educamacation. Here 'tis.

Democrats will enter the White House meeting knowing their support is crucial to Senate Republicans passing any spending bills. Republicans control the chamber by 52-48, but need 60 vote for passage of most spending measures.


and

Republicans have clear control of the House of Representatives. But a core of conservative Republicans who consistently vote against funding bills in their drive for smaller government could balk. Democrats have a history of strongly supporting stopgap funding bills, providing the cushion for victory in the Republican House.

Conservative Republicans said on Tuesday they would try to pass temporary spending bills without House Democrats’ support. If so, it is unclear whether such a bill could clear the Senate, where Democratic votes are necessary to pass most bills.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/democrats-flex-muscles-as-congress-confronts-a-government-shutdown-idUSKBN1DZ340

(You might want to save your little laughing emoji for those times when you are SURE you are right.)

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:48 PM

6. I was laughing because I was making a joke. Being sarcastic. Duh.

Of course I know about the conservative Republicans. But if they actually had control of their own people, they wouldn't need any of the Dems. We're not going to be filibustering it, so that's not the issue.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:38 PM

7. Oh, sorry.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 02:33 PM

3. I have not heard one way or another.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:19 PM

4. Yes, you have. I just posted one of many links. nt

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