Chris Wallace: No Way the Democrats Are Going to Agree to Spending $5.7B for a Border Wall
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace appeared on America’s Newsroom Friday morning to provide his analysis of the drama surrounding President Donald Trump‘s threat to shut down the government unless Congress approves $5 Billion in funding for his long-promised border wall.
Earlier in the day, the House of Representatives passed a bill with $5.7 billion in funding for the wall, but many see that as just a procedural charade since there is little to no evidence that a similar spending bill will make it through the Senate.
Wallace echoed that conventional wisdom and cited the Republican leadership in Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Earlier in the day, Trump encouraged the Senate Majority Leader to invoke the “nuclear option” of only requiring a majority vote on the border wall funding in an effort to get the bill passed.
Wallace said “I cannot believe that Mitch McConnell would agree to that,” adding “First of all, he has repeatedly said — one of the things that separate the Senate from the House is the idea that you need a super majority of 60 votes to pass legislation.” He then added “the whole idea of the Founders that the Senate is the cooling saucer, that it’s not just the majority rules but that a super majority of 60 votes rules.”
He then made the salient if not obvious point that McConnell “will need Democratic votes and there is no way that the Democrats are going to agree to this unless the President were to make some huge concession to them, which he has not been willing to do so far.”
Watch the clip above, courtesy of Fox News.
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