Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) has said in a speech on the floor that he plans to effectivey hold America ransom to lead Democrats to block an upcoming spending bill if it includes funding for a border wall. This means a government shutdown!
A short-term plan to fund the federal government will expire sometime in April, so action must be taken to prevent an incident similar to the 2013 shutdown.
And Schumer has explained that he will happily shut down Government to stop the border wall.
It would be inappropriate in our judgement to insist on the inclusions of such funding,” Schumer said.
Schumer said Trump has not answered enough questions about the specifics of his plan to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border:
“What’s the design of the wall? Where’s it going to be located? How is it going to be paid for?” he asked.
That’s easy Chuck, Mexico WILL pay for the wall!
But, Schumer already has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on his side who earlier said he does not believe Mexico will pay for the wall.
“Uh, no,” McConnell answered last week in a Politico interview when asked if Mexico will foot the bill for the project.