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was finally willing to re-open government & proceed with a much-needed discussion to protect the border. Unfortunately, reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of previously rejected initiatives. https://t.co/MFwebWSevG pic.twitter.com/yMTm4iP27h
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 19, 2019
Well that didn't take long.
In fact, even before President Trump has issued his "major announcement," Democratic leaders were pre-emptively rejecting his ideas.
Trump - BRIDGE - Act - Offers - Democrats
Trump's BRIDGE Act made two offers to Democrats in exchange for $5.7 billion in funds for a border wall: Extend DACA protections for Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.
Half an hour before the speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement:
Democrats - President - Government - Discussion - Border
"Democrats were hopeful that the President was finally willing to re-open government and proceed with a much-need discussion to protect the border.
Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives."
Pelosi - Deal
Pelosi further slammed the deal for not including...
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