Sunday, January 21, 2018

Trump Calls for 'Nuclear Option' to End Shutdown                                                                                                                   NEWSMAX

Image: Trump Calls for 'Nuclear Option' to End ShutdownFeuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown that stretched into a second day Sunday.

The finger-pointing played out in rare weekend proceedings in both the House and Senate, where lawmakers were eager to show voters they were actively working for a solution — or at least actively making their case why the other party was at fault. The scene highlighted the political stakes for both parties in an election-year shutdown whose consequences are far from clear.

On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump upped the ante by tweeting that Senate Republicans should go "nuclear" if the government shutdown continues.

"Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked," Trump tweeted.

"If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s!"

The nuclear option would involve changing Senate rules to allow legislation to pass with a simple majority instead of 60 votes.

"The American people cannot begin to understand why the Senate Democratic leader thinks the entire government should be shut down until he gets his way on illegal immigration," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hours after a last-chance Senate vote failed.
Just a Thought...
The Democrat Party...Truly Anti-American
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor

25 things today's Democrat Party stands for:
  • ILLEGALS over American citizens and our military
  • ILLEGALS = votes
  • Sanctuary cities/states = votes
  • Increase Democrat voting rolls in every ILLEGAL way possible
  • Blackmail...DREAMERS (all 3.6 million of them) for the wall
  • Tax and spend
  • Anti-police / anti-military
  • Anti-death penalty
  • Anti-Electoral College 
  • Anti-voter ID
  • Anti-space exploration
  • Diversity over assimilation

As 'Schumer Shutdown Clock' Ticks, American Military Feels Impact Abroad
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders shared a heart-wrenching tweet Saturday highlighting the sacrifices that the American military makes on a daily basis and continues to make in spite of what occurs in Washington. Elsewhere on Twitter, the Senate GOP shared a #SchumerShutdown Clock counting the hours since Democrats forced a government shutdown.

Sanders tweeted a photo showing an American Forces Network TV screen saying “Due to the government shutdown, AFN services are not available.” AFN provides television and entertainment such as professional sports, movies, music, and many more simple pleasures to American military around the world.

That image is in stark contrast to the one preceding it. Sanders also shared a letter from Secretary of Defense James Mattis to American military, encouraging them to “hold the line” as America deals with the shutdown. Despite the federal government impasse, our nation’s heroes are still required to work and defend the freedom we all enjoy. Mattis also promised his “personal commitment that the Department's leadership will do (their) best to mitigate the impact of the disruptions and any financial burdens” to military families. He ended his note on an encouraging tone saying, “I know our Nation can count on you.”

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