As the February 15th government funding deadline nears for another crippling Trump Shutdown, it appears that the Donald Trump wall-funding pivot has begun. Check out this little nugget from CNN reporter Manu Raju.
Lindsey Graham meeting with Trump today. Asked about spending talks, he said: “The president may not get all he wants, I doubt he will, but I would recommend this would probably be a good down payment.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 7, 2019
Today it’s a “good down payment” for border security, but just three days ago, Sen. Graham was demanding that Republicans get behind Trump’s use of his
executive dictatorial powers to bypass the U.S. Constitution in order to fund his imaginary wall.
LINDSEY Graham has a warning for his fellow Republicans: Get behind Trump's wall emergency declaration, or else:
"To every Republican, if you don’t stand behind this president, we’re not going to stand behind you, when it comes to the wall" https://t.co/qS4oXxqCKx
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) February 4, 2019
Then this puzzler, just a day after Graham’s warning that Republican colleagues submit to Trump.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "I don't know why you need to declare a national emergency. You've got 3700 troops at the border."
— The Hill (@thehill) February 5, 2019
Which brings us to today, and Graham is now advising the “president” to take the deal. I think Graham is getting nervous. If Trump bypasses Congress, it will certainly go to the courts, where the dictator wannabe will be rebuked. I will say this—Graham probably doesn’t know what Trump will do. Sen. Graham is so screwed at this point, after stupidly putting his trust in Trump … and it couldn’t have happened to a more worthless Senator.
Graham also knows Nancy Pelosi is not playing their game. There will be no wall, not ever. Nancy Pelosi is now the most powerful politician in Washington and she’s on our side. It feels so good to have real checks and balances again!