Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) thumped Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi Wednesday night from the Senate Floor.
McConnell said the Senate won’t even consider legislation passed by the House Democrats this week because it won’t include border wall funding.
“Democrats will have to get serious about border security so that a government funding agreement can pass the House, earn 60 votes in the Senate, and receive a presidential signature,” McConnell said, adding, “All three of these things are needed. One partisan vote in the House won’t solve anything.”
“As I’ve said consistently for the last two weeks, the Senate will not waste its time considering a Democratic bill which cannot pass this chamber and which the President will not sign,” McConnell said.
Take that, Pelosi!
McConnell speaks on Senate floor on 12th day of partial shutdown: "We're not interested in having show votes here in the Senate. We're interested in bringing up something the House has passed, 60 senators will support, and the president will sign" https://t.co/kUtOArXNcu pic.twitter.com/Bxpr1DHdOv
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 3, 2019
Earlier Wednesday Chuck and Nancy emerged from the meeting with President Trump at the White House vowing to pass bills that will re-open the government and stiff the President on border wall funding.
“Tomorrow we will bring to the floor legislation that will open up government. It will be based on actions taken by the Republican Senate,” Pelosi said.
Thankfully Mitch McConnell is digging in his heels and refuses to entertain Pelosi’s “showboating.”
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McConnell also announced the Senate reached an agreement to confirm more of Trump’s judicial nominees.
The Senate has reached an agreement to confirm more of the Administration’s well-qualified nominees. I’m glad these newly-confirmed nominees will be able to get to work on important business for the American people.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) January 3, 2019