Sanders: Pelosi won’t negotiate on the shutdown because she’s trying to ‘protect her speakership’

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders just made a very strong accusation against Rep. Nancy Pelosi that every American needs to pay attention to.

On “CBS This Morning,” Sanders accused Pelosi of protecting her speakership rather than looking out for the welfare of Americans and protecting the borders.

Not Willing to Negotiate

Something Donald Trump sold to the American people during the campaign was his ability to negotiate.

Quite frankly, many believe this is what got those on-the-fence voters to vote for Trump.

For the last two decades, representatives on both sides have held to hard partisan lines and refused to negotiate in good faith on key issues.

But even though Trump ran as a Republican, most believed he would be willing to concede in less important areas in order to get our government moving forward again.

It became apparent very early on, however, that Democrats had no intention whatsoever of cooperating with a single issue on Trump’s agenda — regardless of its merit.

To that point, Sanders stated, “It’s a very sad day when we can’t get Democrats to even show up for work and sit down with us and have these conversations and try to help make real solutions and get something done.”

What’s More Important

With Democrats now in charge of the House, Pelosi has an opportunity to give Americans hope our representatives can actually work together.

However, as Sanders stated, Pelosi seems to want to “protect her speakership” more than she wants to do right by Americans.

As we have said here before, Trump wants $5 billion for the border. But if the Democrats had been willing to work with him over a period of years to get this wall done, he would undoubtedly work with them on the budget.

While Trump was initially willing to bargain with Democrats, they have refused to budge an inch.

We saw this before on DACA and immigration reform overall and we are now seeing it with the wall funding.

Democrats keep touting the $1.6 billion immigration budget they approved, but they are not telling you that money isn’t meant for the wall.

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In the end, it may come down to the president’s decision to use other government funds and reallocate them to the wall.

Democrats will no doubt object, but if they are not willing to sit down and negotiate in good faith, what other choice does Trump have?

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