Democrats smell an opportunity.
The migrant caravan is massing outside the U.S. border and Donald Trump is fighting tooth-and-nail to stop this invasion.
But you won’t believe how Nancy Pelosi plans to help the caravan sneak into America.
The confrontation over the caravan and Donald Trump’s border wall is coming to a head.
Congressional leaders agreed on a two-stop gap measure to fund the remaining portions of the government until December 21.
The original deadline was December 7, but everyone agreed to punt the fight due to the funeral and week of remembrance for former President George H.W. Bush.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are scheduled to head to the White House on Tuesday for a meeting with Donald Trump.
Trump demanded five billion dollars in border wall funding.
Schumer claimed the Democrats won’t support anything more than the $1.6 billion Congress agreed on for border security.
But that money can only be used to repair existing fencing and barriers.
It cannot be used for new wall construction.
Pelosi won’t even go that far.
She flat out rejected any money for the wall under any circumstance.
Pelosi told reporters she wouldn’t even accept wall funding in exchange for amnesty for the so-called “DREAMers.”
“They’re two different subjects,” Pelosi declared.
Pelosi then went one step further and declared she would only accept a continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security.
“I think what we can do that makes sense is to pass the six bills where the members of the Appropriations Committee have come to terms,” Pelosi ranted. “The appropriators can come to a good conclusion and then have a CR only for homeland security as we go forward. And that’s pretty much where our position is right now.”
This would be an unbelievable defeat for Trump.
A CR would push the wall fight into next year when the Democrats ran Congress.
And there would be zero chance their majority would vote for a wall that Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deemed “racist.”
The scene at the Southern border makes it plainly obvious America needs a wall.
The shocking video of hundreds of migrants storming the border in an attempt to illegally enter the country only to be repelled by tear gas grenades, as well as the sight of migrants tunneling beneath a border fence in Tijuana made it clear America needed a real wall.
But Pelosi can’t agree to any border funding.
She is trapped by the political reality of her caucus.
If Pelosi agreed to border wall funding, Democrats in her caucus would lose their minds.
Rebellious Democrats would recruit a candidate more in tune with their part’s racial grievance politics and challenge her in the January election for Speaker of the House.
So Pelosi was faced with a choice – her unyielding personal quest for power or the safety and security of the American people.
It’s no surprise that when faced with this fork in the road Pelosi chose the path that led to personal power.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.