According to the latest exchange of blows between the Republicans and Democrats over the immigration law issue, President Donald Trump has given the Democratic Party a head up on the potential consequences of the government shutdown. The President has specifically made it clear that he will be looking forward to a government shutdown if Democrats do not agree to the immigration law policy. The President reportedly said that he would “love” to witness another shutdown if Democrats deny his demands over the immigration issue.
President Donald Trump said to officials of the law enforcement and members of the White House Congress that, “We’ll do a shutdown and it’s worth it for our country. I’d love to see a shutdown if we don’t get this stuff taken care of.”
“If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don’t want safety and, unrelated but still related, they don’t want to take care of our military, then shut it down,” the President added. “We’ll go with another shutdown.”
Some Republican representatives believe that another shutdown would be a bad move, but the president insists that it is in the best interest of the country.
Earlier Tuesday, Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate said that they were closing into signing a two-year budget deal. However, the deal does not include immigration.
A Republican representative urged to the President, saying, “We don’t need a government shutdown on this.” She further added, saying, “I think both sides have learned that a government shutdown is bad.”
However, President Donald Trump urged the Republicans, “We have to get that, they are not supporting us.” Adding “You can say what you want. We are not getting support of the Democrats.”
The President has shown his frustration over the resistance shown by Democratic Party on the sweeping immigration plan, which aims to limit the number of legal immigrations each year in order to preserve and cultivate a progressive society as well as building a wall at the Southern Cross border to mitigate illegal immigration in the country. In exchange, the proposal will grants citizenship to approximately 1.8 million immigrants who are living in the country as illegal citizens.
However, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader, said that if lawmakers fail to come to an agreement on the immigration deal before the funding deadline, there would be an open debate on the issue.