There is lots of talk about whether Democrats will try to shut down the government, after the two-week funding bill runs out, in order to get relief for young people affected by President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Harry Enten at FiveThirtyEight ponders: “Democrats arguably have more to lose politically from a shutdown than Republicans. They hold a large lead on the generic congressional ballot, and Trump is deeply unpopular. Together, this means Democrats have a good shot at taking back the House of Representatives next year. Any unpopular moves such as forcing a shutdown could lower those odds.”
Trump vows that if there is a shutdown, “I would absolutely blame the Democrats.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insists Trump is the only one who wants a shutdown. She does, however, vow not to leave for recess without rescuing the young people known as dreamers.
Read the full story from The Washington Post: “Democrats can’t shut down the government, but they can win on DACA”