Democrats have zero intention of working with President Donald Trump on financing his border wall — and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) just made that quite clear.
“The bill that’s on the floor of the House, everyone knows will not pass the Senate,” he said.
He added: “It’s a cynical attempt to just hurt innocent people and do just what President Trump wants even though they probably know it’s bad for the country.”
Our representatives are supposed to work together to represent the citizens of this country.
Sadly, these days, all they seem willing to do is vote along party lines.
We are seeing that right now with the funding for the border wall.
This was a major platform issue for Trump, so Democrats knew he was going to push this at some point.
However, rather than work with Republicans to present a workable bill to the president, they outright refused to budge on the border wall.
There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that if Democrats proposed a realistic spending bill that would allow the wall to be financed and built over the next few years, Trump would put his signature on it — but Dems haven’t shown any interest in doing that.
Time to Get a Backbone
But while the Democrats aren’t interested in working with the GOP, many have placed the blame on the Republican Party, which has refused to get on board with President Trump’s agenda.
From day one, he has been fought by key Republican members in the Senate.
You can forget about getting Democrats onboard when you have a handful of dissenters within your own party.
Democrats don’t seem to have that problem, though.
They have been dead-set on stopping this president and have refused to give up even one vote that will help Trump further his agenda.
If this is the political world we live in, then it is time for Republicans to find their backbone and play the same game Democrats are playing right now.
The GOP should find legislation that is key to them and refuse to budge on it until they are willing to sit down and honestly work toward border wall legislation everyone can live with.
Until that happens, we are going to continue to see a stalemate in Washington — at the expense of the American people.