Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that Democrats will force a Senate vote on a resolution to repeal Trump's border wall national emergency.
By Mike Stone and Patricia Zengerle
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. senators berated top Defense Department officials on Thursday over the Trump administration’s plan to sidestep Congress by using money intended for ongoing wars to finance the president’s long-desired border wall with Mexico.
During a joint news conference with the Prime Minister of Italy, Trump tantrumed and ranted about how a border security bill was needed, including his wall, even though Republicans lack the votes to pass what he wants.
During a joint press conference, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made it clear that Trump's plan to ransom the fate of Dreamers to get his border wall paid for was dead in the Senate.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted that Trump is holding DACA recipients hostage in a bid to get Democrats to pay for his wall.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) answered with an emphatic hell no when she was asked if she would pay for Trump's border wall in exchange for protections for Dreamers.
Transcripts of Trump's phone calls with Mexican President Peña Nieto reveal a liar who knew that Mexico would never pay for the wall but begged them to stop telling the press that they wouldn't pay because it was damaging him politically.
Democratic Senate Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) dropped the perfect response on Trump's plan to hold Obamacare hostage to pay for the wall. Schumer's office said that the US government takes care of Americans, and according to Trump, Mexico is supposed to pay for the wall.
The campaign promise that Trump made to get Mexico to pay for his border wall was used by Democratic Senate Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as justification for why Congress should not give Trump a single penny for his wall.
"There was only one reason I did this, and the reason was to confront the risk and a direct threat to the future of Mexico."
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