There is no one else to blame but President Trump when it comes to partial government stalemate this week.
The President said he would take the charges when it comes to a standstill. Now the question arises whether Trump will sign an expenditure bill that does not finance its border wall.
"Many of us are trying to help him," said the chairman of the Senate Culture Committee, Richard Shelby, R-Ala on the effort to secure dollars for the border wall. "It did not work."
In the coming days, the House and Senate are likely to approve some short-term spending measures to prevent a partial government shutdown in the early Saturday morning. If there are no measures, nine federal departments close just a few days before Christmas. Instead, the remaining seven spending bills, with a provisional stopgap package, are simply raised to their current status by 8 February.
"If we go until February, what happens then?" Shelby asked not so rhetorically.
Not much changes. Besides Democrats, the house will take control next year.
Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader in the State of Indiana, seemed to wonder why Nancy Pelosi, chairman of the D-California Minority House, would struggle with enrollment in government funding issues. "I believe that the upcoming spokesman Pelosi has little leeway has to make a deal, "McConnell remarked. "I would assume that she would prefer to implement the new democratic agenda with the new, new Democratic Congress."
"I believe that the incoming spokesman Pelosi has little leeway to conclude a deal, and I would assume that she would prefer to roll out the new democratic agenda with the new, new Democratic Congress."
McConnell added that he believes February will be "throbbing" from the speaker's point of view the least desirable outcome. "
To quote McConnell, this is "the new democratic agenda with the new, new democratic congress."
Part because Trump was virulent in key districts. Pelosi is more than happy to engage with the president on a matter such as the border wall. The wall can stimulate Trump's most important supporters and delight the red states. In swing districts and suburbs, however, the wall is extremely toxic.
This scenario helps Pelosi on two fronts. She is a focal point for the Californian Democrat to act against the president and at the same time on behalf of liberal Democrats in her cabinet.
Moreover, a protracted struggle could possibly persuade the Pelosi to calm the tale that their whole side will be examining Trump
Of course, the Trump administration is being researched by a Democratic house. But there are only so many cubic centimeters of oxygen available.
A February fight for the wall means that news agencies have to devote some time to the Battle of the Wall and not just focus on presumptuous misdeeds committed by the president.
Is there a question of who ruled here? If it was a boxing match, you could hear the bell on the ring. Ding Ding ding. Round one is over. The judges would unanimously decide Pelosi.
The question now emerging is whether Trump will sign a bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend?
Trump was previously unpredictable on this issue. In March, members of the presidential administration negotiated a omnibus spending package to avoid shutting down the government. The budget director and now the reigning White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, upped the deal's benefits. Parliament and the Senate approved the plan.
But just hours before the deadline, the president had almost closed the government shutdown, threatening to veto the move. He finally signed the deal.
Trump experienced a revolt from his base as details of the size and scope of the omnibus spending package became known. One wonders if the president can refuse everything that congress violates – especially if his partisans are threatening mutiny.
That's the bottom line of the problem resulting from the Oval Office meeting with Trump, which was conducted last week with Pelosi and the Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, DN.Y. Trump threatened to stagnate and take responsibility. The Bravado enlivened the loyalists of the president. However, Trump's rebellion could decline if he withdraws now.
The White House spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, stated several times on Tuesday that the administration could build the wall without appropriating a congress.
"There are certainly various sources of funding We have found that with the money we would receive from Congressional funds, we can tie in and help us get those $ 5 billion. "Sanders
" There are certainly various sources of funding We have found that with the money we would receive through Congressional funds, we could tie in and help us get those $ 5 billion.
Such a maneuver is called in the Congressional Congress "Reprogramming": Take the already passed monetary convention and "reprogram" it for a purpose other than the original intention. Trump signed the bill on military construction / VA funds. The budget of the Army Corps of Engineers falls under the bill "MilCon / VA". It is possible that the Trump administration is demanding a "reprogramming" of the Army Corps of Engineers money for the Wall. However, this gambit must be signed by the most important members of the Budget Committee and the Senate.
"For most reprogrammings, they must have congressional blessings," said Pelosi
. A government can postpone some money for purposes that Congress does not sanction. But we're talking about just a few million dollars here. That's a million with a M. Pocket lint in Washington.
The Trump administration says they are looking for ways to evade Congress. This is a problem because Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution grants Congress the power of the purse.
"You should read the Constitution," said one person familiar with the process of congressional appropriation. Another source said, "It would cause a storm," when the White House tried to bypass Capitol Hill.
Do not the Republicans of Congress have the back of the president? As Shelby said, they tried to help. But the political road could not meet Trump's demands. Remember, many GOPers fear that voters might blame them for shutting down. So you were ready to redeem it.
A scenario like this seems to be developing in Washington in the same way at Christmas time. There is a crisis of travel. The pages seem stiff in their determination. And then, almost at the last minute, somebody kinks, not long before Santa slips down the fireplace.
In truth, the result of this impasse was probably determined by the most influential people in Washington. Not the legislators, but the spouses of the legislature and their families. After all, they all want to bring home for Christmas.