McConnell Just Became The Culprit In The Government Shutdown
The government shutdown is now in its fourth week and it shows no sign of stopping any time soon. Donald Trump continues to blame Democrats for not wanting to fund his border wall.
But it’s Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who has been responsible for the government shutdown. On Tuesday, he refused to allow a vote on the Senate floor on a bill proposed by Democrats that would have ended the shutdown.
“The solution to this is a negotiation between the one person in the country who can sign something into law, the president of the United States, and our Democratic colleagues,” McConnell said Tuesday morning.
McConnell is clearly not challenging Trump and is at his service. He won’t even let the Senate vote on a bill unless he is 100 percent certain that Trump will not veto it.
Trump has stated during the shutdown that he won’t reopen the government unless a bill is passed to fund the border wall. But the Senate has the power to override a Trump veto on funding the government.
The ball is in McConnell’s court, it’s his turn to make a play to open the government back up.