Gotta love Lindsey Graham, 2.0.
The Republican Senator from South Carolina has been a strong supporter of President Donald Trump’s effort to build the wall and a big proponent in Congress. He has previously urged Trump to “dig in and not give in.”
And on Friday, he had a very simple message for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic caucus about the funding deal that has been stalled.
“To Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats,” Graham tweeted. “No Wall Money, No Deal.”
Boom. That’s the strength that has been needed.
From Daily Caller:
The House passed a stopgap funding bill on Dec. 20 that included $5.7 billion for a border wall, however, with a 51-seat majority in the Senate, Republicans fell short of the necessary 60 votes needed to send it to President Donald Trump’s desk for signature.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to kill the legislation on arrival in the Senate, and consequently, a government shutdown has been in effect since funding expired Dec. 21. [….]
“If I were the president, I would dig in and not give in on additional wall funding — I’d want the whole $5 billion because the caravan is a game changer,” the South Carolina senator said. “$1.6 billion is available to the president, he wants $5 billion, and after the caravan, if you don’t see the need for additional border wall security, you’re just not paying much attention.”
They will have more Republicans in the Senate come January, but fewer in the House where Democrats will be in the majority and Pelosi will likely be Speaker.