Senate no place for hatred of United States ally Israel

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 10, 2019

Most Senate Democrats have vowed to block all legislation in the Senate until it votes on a measure to end the shutdown, criticizing President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans for backing his demand for $5.7 billion to build a barrier on the border with Mexico before reopening the government. "And we basically [give] more powers and more powers to executives, not just to President Trump but I mean to many executives before him".

"I'm very unapologetically me", Tlaib said.

If Republican senators grow fed up enough that they force McConnell to give the bills a floor vote, the shutdown's dynamics could shift dramatically.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill after returning from the White House on January 2.

When she said "no", Schumer said, Trump got up and said, "Then we have nothing to discuss". Marco Rubio (R-FL) tweeted.

The president doesn't appear to be close to getting a face-saving concession, however.

"Maybe the Democratic Party was for secure borders before they were against them", McConnell said.

The shutdown began December 22 in a largely partisan dispute over funding a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border that was a centerpiece of Trump's presidential campaign.

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On Tuesday, the Republican senator said the rest of the government should reopen, while negotiations on border wall funding should also continue.

Similar legislation was introduced by Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama and Florida Rep. Bill Posey that would pay essential federal employees. Food stamps and housing assistance are also at risk.

"The administration is committed to working with the Congress to reopen agencies affected b lapsed appropriations, but any effort to do so must address the security and humanitarian crisis on our Southwest border and should restore funding for all agencies affected by the lapse", a statement of administration policy declared. Both officials were viewed unfavorably by 48 percent of the Americans. Just a third of Americans blame Democrats. They also hope to win a critical political victory in the showdown over Trump's demand to build a wall on the USA border with Mexico. Lawmakers also are anxious about missed paychecks for government workers Friday.

He and several other senators support the Israel-related legislation on its merits, and it is expected to pass once the shutdown ends.

"This is the mentality of these people: They hate Israel", she says bluntly.

Three weeks into a government shutdown that has 800,000 government workers out of work and without paychecks, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of NY, said his caucus will not vote in favor of any bills until the crisis passes.

Despite the dissent, most Republicans continued to back the president. All Democrats voted for the legislation.

Tlaib responded to Rubio by clarifying that her "they" referred to "U.S. Senators like yourself, who are seeking to strip Americans of their Constitutional right to free speech". The president said last week that the shutdown, which affects a quarter of the federal government, could go on for "years".

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