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PONNURU: Democrats can win by giving Trump his wall

18 December, 2018, 11:57 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Pelosi makes a deal with dissenters on upcoming speakership

Democrats have alleged Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause, which bars presidents from receiving gifts of value from foreign governments, citing Trump's continued ownership of hotels that foreign government delegations patronize.

With the clock ticking on the government's funds and with the Democrats taking back control of the House next year, Indiana Republican Congressman Jim Banks said those in his party are feeling the pressure to get immigration reform passed. The same goes for Hoyer and Clyburn, meaning the longest the three of them can serve in their current posts is through 2022, though they could serve in other leadership positions.

Cole sees many similarities between the Democratic class of 2018 and the Republican class of 2010. Estimates of the fraction of illegal immigrants who get to the USA that way range from two-fifths to two-thirds.

Mrs. Pelosi's Senate counterpart, Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, wrote a letter last week to Mr. Trump saying Democrats won't cooperate on infrastructure unless the president agrees to take steps to counter global warming. "They can't come and say they want to shut the government down for no reason because they don't want border security". The House adjourned for six days soon after his remarks. Pelosi has promised to abide by the deal regardless of the vote.

Rep. Kathleen Rice of NY, another rebel, still plans to vote against Pelosi in January, as do at least a handful of incoming freshmen who campaigned against the Democratic leader this year. Pelosi said, "They were saying six months". In addition to resistance from Senate Democrats, there are also several Senate Republicans who have expressed doubt about providing Trump with the money he wants for a project that, at this point, looks like it will never be fully funded in any case.

As speaker, Pelosi has the power to make the lives of her adversaries miserable. The seat is being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic Party's nomination for governor. To get anything done, Democrats have to negotiate - and compromise.

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Democratic loathing of Trump, from the most liberal activists to the most centrist lawmaker from a swing district, also will help forge unity behind her. Only congressional Democrats can. "The most risky place to be in Washington is between Pelosi and an undecided vote".

I applaud President Trump for bringing this issue front and center and exposing the fraudulent and reckless position of the Democratic leadership on border security.

The Hawaii Democrat told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that he voted for Pelosi during a closed-door caucus last month and he plans vote for Pelosi again during the final floor tally on January 3.

"I think there's a strong desire for that among freshmen", Rep. -elect Katie Hill of California said in an interview when asked about term limits.

"'We haven't touched on the matter [of the wall] in any conversation, ' Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters here Thursday, a day after his first telephone call with Trump since his December 1 inauguration". Some are concerned Trump could cast himself as being persecuted by Democrats attempting to use the IRS to pursue their political enemies and warn his conservative backers that they might be next.

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