Trump's Last, Best Chance For Wall Comes NOW
The partial shutdown will take place on Dec. 7 if Congress does not pass legislation, creating the last chance for Trump to win wall funding before Democrats take over the House majority in January.
Trump has threatened to veto a spending bill that does not include funding for the wall. If he follows through, the partial shutdown would hit the Homeland Security, Justice and State departments, among other government entities.
“This would be a very good time to do a shutdown,” Trump told reporters at the White House earlier this month. “I don’t think it’s going to be necessary, because I think the Democrats will come to their senses, and if they don’t come to their senses, we will continue to win elections.”
Many think that Congress will get a bill past the finish line despite Trump’s talk.
However, a growing number of insiders speculate Trump loyalists in the House will dig in on funding for the wall before they relinquish power.