Pelosi agrees to term limit to seal US House speaker job

13 December, 2018, 23:02 | Author: Heather Diaz
  • Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump? As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority that item is noticeably missing from the to-do list and firmly on the margins

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and presumptive incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Tuesday spiraled out of control over funding the border wall Tuesday, in what Schumer described as a Trump "temper tantrum".

During a heated exchange with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Mr Trump said he would be "proud" to shut down the government over border security.

"Yes, if we don't get what we want one way or the other., I will shut down the government", he said.

"She just kind of outlined. that the wall increased funding is not really up for debate", said Representative Bennie Thompson, who is expected to chair the House homeland security committee when Democrats take control of the House in January. "We shouldn't shut down the government over a dispute, and you want to shut it down".

Trump's ownership of the looming shutdown was one of the few things Democrat leadership agreed upon in the meeting, a fact that was made particularly clear when Pelosi told the president that the American people believed they "should not have a Trump shutdown".

Pelosi also said that Trump has not answered Democrats' budget compromise proposals on measures to keep the federal government open.

But a defence department said later: "To date, there is no plan to build sections of the wall".

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"He has met his match and I think this was a very good day for Nancy Pelosi who I am not a fan of, but what you saw today is nobody puts Nancy in the corner". Mr Trump cut off Ms Pelosi, arguing that he could not advance a funding bill without Democratic votes in the Senate.

Andrew Harnik/ASSOCIATED PRESS Pelosi appears to have fended off a challenge to her bid for speaker, effectively securing her nomination after agreeing to term limits for top Democratic positions in the House.

'Frankly, the most important thing we can do is turn off the flow from those three countries, ' he said. I'm told Foster had a lengthy talk with her on Sunday; was part of a meeting with Pelosi in the Capitol on Tuesday and talked with her about the deal on the House floor on Wednesday. Mr Trump and Schumer jabbed at each other over the import of the midterm elections - and who will be blamed if a shutdown occurs. But the session quickly unraveled as he mentioned his promised wall along the US-Mexico border.

She used a similar line in October during an event at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, where she said the wall "happens to be like a manhood issue for the President, and I'm not interested in that".

"Let's hope that there won't be a shutdown of the government". "It goes to show you: you get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you".

Trump wants a funding package for the next fiscal year to include at least $5 billion for his proposed border wall with Mexico, an idea Democrats have flatly rejected.

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