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The Nuclear Option: Democrats Using Federal Workers as Human Shields to Keep Border Open

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The Nuclear Option: Democrats Using Federal Workers as Human Shields to Keep Border Open


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/...workers-as-human-shields-to-keep-border-open/
Rarely in modern politics have the battle lines been so clearly marked between two political camps.... According to Democrats: Thousands of undocumented foreigners storming the border and throwing rocks at Border Patrol; millions of aliens living in the United States illegally; criminal aliens violently attacking, raping and murdering Americans … it’s all a “manufactured crisis.” According to President Trump: The lawlessness at the border is a real “humanitarian and security crisis.” It is a “crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.”Indeed, it is a sorry state that so many good and valuable federal workers would be treated so shabbily by such an incompetent and derelict federal government.
But folks around here would be wise to remember that the federal government does not exist to provide jobs to federal workers. It exists to serve the American people. And no such service is greater than the basic enforcement of laws and protection of our borders.... Oh, the shame and arrogance of these people!
The truth is, Mrs. Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the crazy leftist Democrats are the ones shutting down the government, to keep it from securing the border. And they are using federal workers as human shields in this indefensible iniquity.... Indeed, the problem Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have is not with Donald Trump. It is with the American people.



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OMG!! Progressive Marxist Socialist Democrats are using Federal workers as shields? Indeed, usually it is women and children!
Charles Hurt wrote a great article that should be read by everyone. President Trump was elected by the citizens of America to reject the globalist establishment of BOTH parties. The same globalists allocate Billions of dollars for "Bullet Trains" to no where in California. Think back to Obama's "Shovel Ready Stimulus" plan that included Billions for a bullet train from LA to Vegas....that was in 2009, and can anyone tell me whether there are any bullet rides to Vegas yet? There are none... Where are all the Billions the globalists promised for train rides? But, they continue to tell us that our National Sovereignty is "immoral"!?! Charles Hurt wrote a great article that should be read by everyone.
President Trump is correct in playing this for all that it’s worth holding out to inflict maximum pain on all the Democrats who are in favor of open borders, lawlessness and crime. He knows their phones are ringing off the hook by angry constituents, cracks are already starting to appear as they question the Schumer Shut Down. Obviously Schumer did not learn his lesson from the year before.
 

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Democrats have passed a bill to keep the government open and that is their only goal. The Republicans in the senate refuse to call a vote on it and Trump is promising to veto it and keep the government closed unless he gets what he wants. These two things are not equivalent.
 

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The Nuclear Option: Democrats Using Federal Workers as Human Shields to Keep Border Open

In other words, this hostage crisis has entered the "You made me do it!" stage.
 

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The 6 funding CRs were passed by the House last Friday. These funding CRs would fund all 9 federal departments currently shutdown.

However, Senate GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not allow that Senate to vote on these 6 funding CRs.

Not because these 6 CRs wouldn't pass the Senate, but because Trump said he would not sign the 6 CRs into law if he didn't get $5.6 billion for his vanity wall.

In other words, McConnell is holding 800,000+ federal workers hostage until Donald Trump says he no longer needs the government employee hostages.

Note: CRs = Continuing Resolutions. Used in funding the government via bipartisan agreement.
 

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The 6 funding CRs were passed by the House last Friday. These funding CRs would fund all 9 federal departments currently shutdown.

However, Senate GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not allow that Senate to vote on these 6 funding CRs.

Not because these 6 CRs wouldn't pass the Senate, but because Trump said he would not sign the 6 CRs into law if he didn't get $5.6 billion for his vanity wall.

In other words, McConnell is holding 800,000+ federal workers hostage until Donald Trump says he no longer needs the government employee hostages.

Note: CRs = Continuing Resolutions. Used in funding the government via bipartisan agreement.

Just to clarify, DHS is a separate funding CR because it would contain wall funding. This CR could be negotiated after the other 6 are passed and the government is reopened.

However, Trump/McConnell refuse to fund the US government unless DHS is also funded and contains $5.6 billion for Trumps wall.

For Trump/McConnell, it is a heartless policy of everything or nothing.
 

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Democrats have passed a bill to keep the government open and that is their only goal. The Republicans in the senate refuse to call a vote on it and Trump is promising to veto it and keep the government closed unless he gets what he wants. These two things are not equivalent.

And recently:
Democrats are fighting mad over the impasse between President Trump and Nancy Pelosi that has resulted in a government shutdown over funding of border security and one of them has once again suggested that violence is a legitimate solution to political differences. Rep. Mike Levin of California’s 49th congressional district and freshman exemplifies the new far-left radicalism that has gripped the party and their ANTIFA and socialist hate mobs that are clamoring for open revolution.


 

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Just to clarify, DHS is a separate funding CR because it would contain wall funding. This CR could be negotiated after the other 6 are passed and the government is reopened.

However, Trump/McConnell refuse to fund the US government unless DHS is also funded and contains $5.6 billion for Trumps wall.

For Trump/McConnell, it is a heartless policy of everything or nothing.

Now I wonder why the republicans and Trump have taken this stance....

Could it be that promises have been made in the past about doing this or that, but when the rubber met the road, they were reneged on?

I was born in Missouri....the show me state.....so maybe they have been burnt one too many times, and want their promises upfront this time....
 
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