All eyes are on Congress on Friday as the Senate heads towards the deadline to fund the government before it goes into shutdown.
President Donald Trump is facing opposition from Democrats and moderate Republicans who say they will not acquiesce to his demand for an ominous bill allocating $5 billion for his Southern border wall. The president has been placing blame on his enemies for most of the day, accusing them of not being interested in national security. The counterargument is that border security is still possible without Trump’s barricade, and he cannot pass off responsibility for a shutdown when he’s already on record accepting responsibility for the situation.
Senators are traveling back to Washington D.C. for a procedural vote on a new bill with wall funding, though it remains unknown if the newest version will pass. The current vote count is 42 yay to 45 nay, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has expressed reluctance in adhering Trump’s request to invoke a 51 vote “nuclear option” in a last-ditch effort.
As of this writing about 10 hours remain before the government shuts down. We will continue to monitor the situation through the day.
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