The Democrat Party has made a big error by refusing to even make a counter offer to President Donald Trump’s deal. The president offered a deal to extend DACA and TPS in exchange for funding for the border wall.
But even before the president finished his speech House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi said no.
And not only did she say no she indicated that Democrats would not make any deal.
“Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives,” she said.
“For one thing, this proposal does not include the permanent solution for the Dreamers and TPS recipients that our country needs and supports,” she said.
That did not work for people on Twitter who are now being blamed for the shutdown.
Pelosi rejected DACA.
This just became the #PelosiShutdown
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) January 19, 2019
— Terri Humphries (@TerriHumphries3) January 19, 2019
Its now the #PelosiShutdown
— 🇺🇸Paul L🇺🇸 (@TruPharaoh) January 19, 2019
It’s the #PelosiShutdown at this point. Her position is, “I run half of one of the three branches of government, therefore I control immigration policy” is complete BS.
— Joel58271 (@Joel58271) January 19, 2019
Nancy, you guys officially own this shutdown now. Trump made a more than fair offer and compromise and that you’ll reject it proves this entire shutdown is political for Democrats.
You could put fed employees back to work.
Protect DACA recipients.
For a drop in the bucket.
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) January 19, 2019
If they turn this down
They own the shutdownhttps://t.co/SaObpsRqpE
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) January 19, 2019
The BEST @realDonaldTrump has done in these formal staged settings. If Democrats reject this, THEY own the shutdown.
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) January 19, 2019
Mr. @POTUS you made an extremely generous offer of compromise. If the LibNuts don’t take it, they can own the shutdown. Don’t budge another inch.
— Barney (@Hounds4Life) January 19, 2019
Democrats NOW own the shutdown!
— George Scott (@scott_georg) January 19, 2019
Congrats Nan. Now YOU own the shut down.
— Chop_Stick11 (@Chop_Stick11) January 19, 2019