Republicans Are Afraid Of Losing a Government Shutdown Showdown.
By Burgess Everett And Rachael Bade
Not surprisingly, chances are the President’s “beautiful wall” along our border with Mexico will not be built.
There will be no money in the budget for the wall. If Republicans include money for the wall in the government funding bill, Democrats will block the legislation. Fortunately, “the GOP [is] consumed by its own divisions, the White House and Hill Republicans will have to rely on Democratic votes to avoid a government shutdown next month [April 28 funding deadline] in what would be another disaster for Trump’s fledgling presidency.”
Republicans are considering a plan that would not tie the wall money with the funding bill. But they are concerned over a possible government shutdown showdown with Democrats.
“While no decision has been made by GOP leadership, Republican lawmakers may decide to decouple the two to avoid a confrontation with Democrats. If they do, the chances of getting Trump’s wall funding passed this spring become slim.”