Republicans caved in on funding for the Department of Homeland Security.
Sam Seder and Cliff Schecter of Majority Report discuss whether Democrats are now “showing spine.”
The New York Times:
“The fight over funding the Department of Homeland Security that began with Republicans thundering about a lawless president abusing power to change immigration policy ended with a quiet capitulation Tuesday when the House voted to fund the agency and avert a partial shutdown.”
One thought on “Are Democrats Finally Showing Some Spine With Funding Homeland Security?”
What the Republicans demonstrated for the last six years is that a minority party with at least 41 seats in the U.S. Senate can hole absolute power. As long as it is united. The Dems are only putting this into play now that they are in that position. It’s sad that governing in this country has become what it has. The minority, as long as it can meet that threshold and stay united can stop everything, without compromise and without any desire of moving forward or reaching real solutions. It was wrong and frustrating when the Republicans did it, I believe it is equally so when the Dems do it — regardless of the outcome. I’m tired of this game that has developed over the last few years — it allows them to avoid their responsibilities.