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Tuesday, ABC’s congressional correspondent Mary Bruce didn’t even try to hide her disdain for Republicans and President Trump, while covering the government shutdown. On Good Morning America, Bruce mocked Trump’s proposal to re-open the government and touted Democrats as the victims in this "power play."
Anchor George Stephanopoulos led into the report calling out Republicans for “pushing” for a vote on Trump’s proposal while Democrats “insisted” the government re-open first. Bruce, reporting as if she were a Democrat activist instead of a reporter, snarked,“the Senate Republicans are pushing for the vote on the president's so-called compromise,” that includes funding for the border, “that the president has been demanding,” she gushed. Bruce touted Democrats’ unwillingness to budge as Trump bullying them or “holding a gun to their head:”
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Democrats say it is dead on arrival. They will not vote for it. They are adamant they won't negotiate until Republicans agree to re-open the government and there are no signs they'll cave on that. George, the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer saying it's hard to negotiate when a gun is being held to your head.
Bruce went on to tout Pelosi possibly disinviting Trump to the State of the Union address as a valid, reasonable option, after she spent last week praising it as "bold" and "brazen" move in this "power play" between Democrats and the president:
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She does have the power to do that but so far said she'll cross that bridge when she comes to it. We know that Republicans and the president are reviewing their other options, but It is really hard to see how if the government is still shut down Pelosi would allow...
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