Freshman Dems Turn on Party Leadership…Want Negotiations on the Wall

House Majority leader Steny Hoyer claims that the Democrats are united against building a wall. He lies. There are several Democrats who have already broken with Pelosi and Schumer on the shutdown, and they are laying it at the feet of the Democrats for their outright refusal to negotiate at all. Some Democrats in the House, who took over Republican seats are getting a lot of heat from their constituents over the impasse. President Trump has remained in the White House, ready to cut a deal. Meanwhile, Democrats have been partying it up in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
From Breitbart News
From the Lewiston Sun Journal in Maine, here is a report on Golden pressuring not just Trump and the Republicans but Pelosi and the Democrats as well:

It is time for congressional leaders and President Donald Trump “to stop hiding and show a little leadership” to end the longest federal government shutdown in the nation’s history, U.S. Rep. Jared Golden said Monday.
Golden, D-Maine, said instead of three-way talks among Trump and two Democrats — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — the top congressional Republicans ought to be in the room negotiating as well.
Golden, who represents the 2nd Congressional District, said when he returns to the Capitol late Monday, he plans to tell colleagues that a bipartisan solution has to be worked out soon.

Golden is hardly alone. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), another freshman Democrat, this one from Michigan, expressed per the Wall Street Journal a frustration with her party leadership’s refusal to negotiate with Trump.
“There’s a number of us on the Democratic side who are quite concerned that we’re not working on negotiated positions and taking the bull by the horns and trying to think about what it would look like,” Slotkin said.
Rep. Max Rose (D-NY), the newly-elected Democrat on Staten Island in New York City in a district represented by Republicans for the past several years, said in a local news interview that he is “sick and tired” of government shutdowns being used “as a form of brinksmanship­–a tool of negotiation.” While Rose put pressure on the Senate, which is still GOP-controlled, he said he has had “bruising” battles with his own leadership.
Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), another freshman Democrat from New York, said he is already circumventing Pelosi and her crew and negotiating directly with Republicans.
“I’ve been meeting with several representatives from across the country, both Democrats and Republicans,” Brindisi said at a local event in his district, per a local news report. “And I’ve been trying to force leadership on both sides of the aisle to work out a compromise to this shutdown.”
The Democrats themselves are to blame for making Pelosi the Speaker. She destroyed the party last time, and she is well on her way to doing it again. She shut moderates out last time, and 34 of the 38 moderates lost their seats and Republicans took over. Their reign of terror in Congress could be very short-lived.
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