Are Republicans trying to make U.S. government shutdown an Israel issue?

Posted January 12, 2019

Would President Trump, whom Democrats have accused of anti-Semitism?

Leaving aside these two representatives' real views, which I oppose, it's unsafe for democracy if officials blatantly lie to their constituents about issues that can change votes.

Trump bolted after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told him that more wall funding just wasn't in the cards.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has affirmed that the official party line for Democrats is that no bill should come up for a vote until President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans agree to end the government shutdown.

House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation on Sunday to reopen the government.

Before taking control of the House of Representatives last Thursday, Democrats had said they would investigate Trump on multiple fronts, including ties with Russian Federation, his tax returns and allegations of conflicts of interest.

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The stalemate is a reflection of the continued standoff over the ongoing government shutdown, which does not look like it will end anytime soon.

Almost all Senate Democrats voted against proceeding debate on the bill, including lawmakers how have previously supported legislation against BDS and in favor of continued security assistance to Israel.

An effort in the Senate to force President Donald Trump to impose new sanctions on Syria is getting caught up in the stalemate over the partial US government shutdown as top Democrats said they'd move to block any legislation that doesn't reopen the government.

On the Senate floor, the Kentucky lawmaker said Democrats are hypocritical for their stance on border security, and claimed they are acting with political spite.

"I expected these actions to be a big bipartisan vote, not a partisan showdown", he said. Marco Rubio, R-Texas, alleged on Twitter that Senate Democrats feared bringing the bill to the floor because it would expose how many of them support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel, which the measure seeks to limit. They tweeted this weekend that the Senate should postpone consideration of any legislation that does not pertain to reopening the government.

Democrats are banking on Republicans caving once federal employees go without a paycheck starting Friday.

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"I think the president made his position very clear today that there will be no deal without a wall", Pence said.

Pence also will meet with Senate Republicans on Wednesday.

Hours before Trump's brief meeting with Democrats at the White House, his message to a handful of frustrated Republicans anxious about the blowback from the shutdown was to "hang together" until he can get billions in wall funding.

"The fence they voted for is not as substantial as the wall Trump is proposing", fact-checker Allison Graves wrote then. But Trump has said he will not sign the measure, and McConnell has repeatedly said the Senate won't advance legislation the president won't support.

Democrats held a series of press conferences around the Capitol flanked by furloughed federal workers, blaming the president for upending the lives of hundreds of thousands of them and even more contractors.

It's the White House, she said, that keeps moving "the goalposts".

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., agreed that reopening the government is the main priority but added that the bill itself is an affront to the First Amendment. "We ought to pass bills that we believe are good policy".