On Fox News Sunday, brand-spanking new White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said the (partial) government shutdown could easily bleed into 2019.
“It’s very possible this shutdown will go beyond the 28th and into the new Congress.”
Mulvaney also explained that federal employees will continue being paid. As pointed out by RedState’s legendary streiff, “Only if the shut down continues past the 9th will anyone miss a scheduled check.”
As for the duration of the shutdown due to Dems’ refusal to acquiesce, Mick also suggested Nancy Pelosi has no opportunity to agree with the President on any issue until she’s officially Speaker of the House:
“I think there’s an implication here for Nancy Pelosi’s election for the speakership. I think she’s now in that unfortunate position of being beholden to her left wing, to where she cannot be seen as agreeing with the president on anything until after she’s speaker.”
Republicans have settled upon the concept of a border fence, incidentally, as shown here.
The fight over border security and Trump’s demanded $5 billion in appropriation was left suspended in mid-air as the House surprisingly passed the spending bill, while the Senate came up short. The President urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to use the nuclear option and pass border wall funding, but he declined (learn more here).
A short-term bill failed in the Senate Friday; Congress won’t reconvene until December 27th, at the latest.
For a history of the shutdown, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
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