The Democrats are trying to pressure Trump and Republicans into opening up the government by passing more budget bills without wall funding.
And in their latest one, eight Republicans voted along with the Democrats – here’s the list:
- Will Hurd (Texas)
- Fred Upton (Mich.)
- John Katko (N.Y.)
- Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.)
- Greg Walden (Ore.)
- Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)
- Herrera Beutler (Wash.)
Huh? What. Oh, that’s seven? Hmmm…. OK FINE, Elise Stefanik of New York also voted with Dems, but leave her alone!!
Anyway, clearly they think it’s better to re-open the government than stay the course, but it looks like Trump is going to continue pressing for the border wall. In a presser earlier today, the Republican leadership made it clear they’re completely behind Trump on this.
From the Hill:
The Democratic-led House approved a bill Wednesday to reopen the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and Small Business Administration, among other federal agencies.
The chamber voted 240-188 to advance the measure, with eight Republicans bucking party lines to back the bill, which is the first of four bills expected to be brought to the floor by Democrats.
I don’t see any end to this shutdown soon. Both sides think they have the advantage in keeping the government partially closed, and blaming the other side for it.