Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are brimming with confidence.
They just won back the Majority in the House, and they think they have Donald Trump on the ropes in a fight over funding the border wall.
However, the Democrats’ plans were thrown into chaos when Nancy Pelosi stood in front of the cameras and said the craziest thing in her life.
Donald Trump demanded five billion dollars in funding for his proposed border wall in the December funding fight.
Nancy Pelosi made it clear she would rather shut down the government, than give one penny to secure America’s southern border.
She even rejected a deal of amnesty for the so-called “DREAMers” in exchange for border wall funding.
Pelosi said funding for the border wall and DACA are “two different subjects.”
Trump has indicated that he would be willing to shut down the government before Christmas if he does not get $5 billion of the $25 billion needed for his border wall.
Schumer indicated that he would be open to approving $1.6 billion in border-wall funding but got immediate backlash from left-wing Democrats like Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who demanded “$0” for Trump’s “racist” border wall.
Pelosi is likely to take a tough stance on funding the border wall because she needs the support of left-wing Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez and Democrats in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to regain her Speakership.
Pelosi has not yet locked down enough votes to win the election for Speaker of the House.
So it’s not surprising Pelosi would stake out the most extreme position possible on Trump’s wall.
Any sign of weakness could invite a challenger to jump in the race and deny her the Speaker’s gavel.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.