Kirsters Baish| President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver a very important Prime-time address this evening on the southern border crisis. It has now been reported that Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have responded by insisting that they get the same amount of airtime as the President for their rebuttal.
Oliver Darcy tweeted on the matter saying, “Full @SpeakerPelosi / @SenSchumer statement here: ‘Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime.'”
Full @SpeakerPelosi / @SenSchumer statement here: “Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime" pic.twitter.com/oREAjvUaPn
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 8, 2019
The problem is that this isn’t an issue for the Supreme Court.
Unfortunately, Pelosi and Schumer got their way, and they’re planning on delivering a joint rebuttal to the President’s statements from the House Speaker’s Balcony Hallway immediately following Trump’s address.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 8, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will give the Democrats’ response Tuesday night following President Donald Trump’s speechmaking the case for money for a border wall to be included in any plan to reopen the government.
The President and congressional Democrats have been at an impasse over Trump’s demand for $5 billion in federal funding to build a wall on the southern border, which has led to 25% of the federal government to shut down due to the spending lapse.Amid the partial government shutdown — now in its 18th day — Trump announced that he would deliver an address Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern from the Oval Office “on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border.” Pelosi’s office announced Tuesday morning that she and Schumer would give the Democratic response from the House Speaker’s Balcony Hallway.Democrats have vowed to block any new funding for the border wall, while Trump has threatened to keep the federal government closed for months or even years. Both sides have refused to budge despite several talks over the past three weeks aimed at reopening the government.