Democrats like Nancy Pelosi have spent the last year trying to shut down Trump’s Agenda.
Even when Trump has tried to make deals with them, they have refused to play ball.
And Trump finally got fed up and shut up Nancy Pelosi with four words.
In negotiations for increased border security, President Trump has offered many deals to Democrats to get his central tenants enacted.
He offered a compromise to Democrats to extend the DACA deadline, which has now passed, in order to gain funding for the wall.
The Democrats have downright refused to consider any of his negotiations.
With their refusal to allow him to enact any serious immigration reform, the issues at the border have become more apparent than ever.
Now there are caravans of people coming South of the border to enter the country illegally.
In response, Trump announced that he is calling on Republicans to invoke the “nuclear option” to get a simple majority vote passing immigration reform.
In his Twitter announcement, Trump ended his tweet with “NO MORE DACA DEAL!”
This is his way to let Democrats know that their time at the table on this issue is over and that he is going to pass immigration reform without them.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will no longer work with Democrats to hammer out a deal to provide legal status to hundreds of thousands of “dreamers,” illegal aliens who were brought to the U.S. as children.
“NO MORE DACA DEAL!” Trump wrote, referring to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the immigration policy that provides legal status to dreamers.
Trump also threatened to exit the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if Mexico does not start doing more to “stop the big drug and people flows” into the U.S.
Trump offered the pronouncements in a series of immigration-themed tweets Sunday morning and blamed Democrats for stymying Border Patrol agents from apprehending illegal aliens crossing the southern border.
“Getting more dangerous,” he wrote, adding that Republicans should invoke the so-called “nuclear option,” allowing the Senate to hold a simple majority vote enforcing immigration laws.
“These big flows of people are all trying to take advantage of DACA. They want in on the act!”
This is a drastic step that Trump has so far avoided.
Invoking the “nuclear option” in the Senate will allow a measure to pass with 50 votes instead of the standard 60.
It is a step that has long been considered controversial because the Senate has generally been considered the chamber for debate on issues.
The “nuclear option” has only been used twice, and never for legislation.
It was first used in 2013 by then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in order to confirm executive branch nominations and federal judicial appointments.
In 2017, Senate Republicans again used it to confirm the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
While this is a step that would likely lead towards the enactment of stricter immigration reform, many on both sides of the aisle have concerns about the future precedent it could create.
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