Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday opened the Senate to urge his colleagues to pray for Donald Trump to sign the bipartisan border security bill in order to avoid another government shutdown. It’s pretty frightening that Republicans are praying that their president* doesn’t put thousands of people out of work again. “Let’s all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so the government doesn’t shut down,” Grassley said after the chamber’s opening prayer.
Chuck Grassley: “Let’s all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so government doesn’t shut down.” Via CSPAN pic.twitter.com/6txjgsc30j
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 14, 2019
Twitter users weighed in.
New Republican strategy: “Let’s pray he doesn’t mess this up.”
— It’s Not Me. (@Chotchkisslaw) February 14, 2019
“Let’s all pray that the president will have wisdom…”
Oh well, that’s gonna disprove prayer, yet again.
— Brandon Horan (@brandon_r_horan) February 14, 2019
Do they not realize they can override a veto?
— Aaron (@Aaronosco1) February 14, 2019
Wisdom isn’t really that guy’s bag, but I do predict he’ll sign it.
— Robbie Sherwood (@RobbieSherwood) February 14, 2019
so we legislate by PRAYING now???
— Ann Ducommun (@aduke5) February 14, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged his colleagues to approve it as “a compromise that no side will view as a perfect deal.”
The bipartisan deal would fund several departments but Trump would not be provided the $5.7 billion Trump he was demanding for his ego-wall along the Southern border. But, Trump would get nearly $1.4 billion for new fences and barriers which are identical to the ones that are already in place. Mr. Art of the Deal negotiated himself down, each time getting less and less to fund his vanity project.
Trump literally took credit for the last shutdown, then, of course, went on to blame Democrats. It’s interesting that instead of standing up to Trump, Republicans are literally praying that he doesn’t shut down the government again. This is what happens when you give the keys to the White House to an erratic and unstable person.