The spokesman for soon to be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called out Trump‘s next chief of staff Mick Mulvaney for lying about negotiations on Trump‘s wall that aren’t happening.
Mulvaney is claiming that ending the government shutdown is up to Pelosi, but Pelosi’s spokesman tweeted a fiery statement in response:
As Mr. Mulvaney well knows, House Democrats are united in their opposition to the President’s immoral, expensive and ineffective wall. The sooner the White House recognizes the need to stop the posturing and start serious bipartisan talks, the sooner we can end the #TrumpShutdown https://t.co/EIwHzi777M
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) December 23, 2018
The reality here is that the Senate already passed a bipartisan bill to keep the government open. Democrats have no demands in this shutdown. Democrats aren’t asking for anything. It is Donald Trump who has shut the government down over $5 billion for his wall. Pelosi’s office is right. Until the Trump administration embraces reality and realizes that Democrats are united in opposition to the wall, the government shutdown will continue.
Trump can open the government at any time. All he has to do is drop his demand for money for his wall.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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