Reporter Ed Henry from FOX News announced tonight the Republican Senate will only need 51 votes to pass the spending bill and fund the Trump border wall.
Earlier tonight Freedom Caucus Chairman and Founder Mark Meadows urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to use the nuclear option and pass the spending bill.
Meadows on if there is a shutdown because the Senate can’t approve the Hse bill: "Eventually you have to recocnize there’s an impasse. I would recommend to Mitch, go nuclear. Go to 51 votes." Would entail a new precedent in the Senate to break legislative filibusters
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 21, 2018
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Tonight it appears that is the plan. McConnell is only looking for the 51 votes to pass the bill and fund the wall.
The government can give $10 billion to Central American and Mexico.
They can give $5 billion on the wall.