Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats believe they are winning the shutdown fight.
But she is about to have the rug yanked out from under her.
And she is in for a big surprise when she finds out what they are saying behind her back.
Democrats think they have a united front.
Pelosi believes every Democrat marches in lockstep with total opposition to Donald Trump’s border wall and that they can outwait the President.
But cracks are showing.
Freshman Democrat Katie Hill of California said on CNN she would vote for money to fund a border wall.
And Congressmen Denver Riggleman (R-VA-5) told WMAL’s “Morning on the Mall” radio program that Democrats privately tell him America needs a physical barrier along the Southern border.
The Daily Caller reports:
“I have talked to other Democrats … a lot of these moderate Democrats see that it has gone on way too long,” Riggleman said, adding that one colleague told him, “I just wish you said physical barrier and not ‘wall’ … and then we could vote for it.”
The congressman continued to Daily Caller Editorial Director Vince Coglianese, “If we’re down to that point, that means the Democratic leadership is doing something very political over there. You’re starting to see rumblings on the Democratic side.”
Riggleman’s comments come after freshman Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill told CNN Friday that she would vote to fund a physical barrier along the border. “I will vote for some money for physical barriers,” Hill said, in the first public break with Democratic leadership.
In reality, the pressure is on the Democrats.
The 800,000 federal workers not receiving paychecks are overwhelmingly Democrats.
And in order to win the majority, Democrats had to carry House districts that Trump won.
Those voters want border security – and that includes a wall.
The longer the shutdown drags on, the more democrats who are vulnerable in their 2020 re-election campaign will break with Pelosi.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story