by: Daveda Gruber:
It appears that Democrats don’t like the White House lunch menu or maybe they just do not want to face truth at lunch time.
On Tuesday Democrats in the House of Representatives rejected President Trump’s invitation to a lunch meeting at the White House. The lunch would have been accompanied by a discussion on border security.
If the Democrats don’t even want to know what is actually happening on the southern border, how can they ever compromise or make a deal with the president? They can’t and that’s why there is no end in sight for the partial government shutdown.
Trump had invited Democrats to join his lunch with members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room. They were a no show according to what Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Sanders said, “The President has a proposal on the table that includes additional technology at ports of entry, allows minors from Central America to seek asylum in their home country, and physical barriers between ports of entry made of steel instead of concrete. Today, the President offered both Democrats and Republicans the chance to meet for lunch at the White House. Unfortunately, no Democrats will attend. The President looks forward to having a working lunch with House Republicans to solve the border crisis and reopen the government. It’s time for the Democrats to come to the table and make a deal.”
She also stated that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer “refuse to negotiate.”
Trump actually did not invite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He was reaching out to rank-and-file Democrats including centrist Democrats from districts where Trump is popular.
Pelosi gave lawmakers her blessing to attend. She told her leadership team that other congressional Democrats can see what she and others have dealt with during the shutdown.
According to a Pelosi aide, she told Democrats that after meeting with Trump, the lawmakers would want to make a “citizen’s arrest.”
Right, Pelosi; poison their minds before they meet with Trump for themselves.
In accordance with Pelosi’s way of thinking lawmakers ultimately decided not to attend. They boycotted the lunch with Trump.
To me, this represents a failure by Democrats to negotiate a resolution to the partial shutdown.
The present partial government shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history.
Trump is standing strong for his request for government funding of a barrier on the U.S.- Mexico border.