President Trump urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to use the nuclear option on border wall funding.
Mitch, use the Nuclear Option and get it done! Our Country is counting on you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
On Thursday night Ed Henry from FOX News announced the Republican Senate will only need 51 votes to pass the spending bill and fund the Trump border wall.
Freedom Caucus Chairman and Founder Rep. Mark Meadows also 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
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.