Talks to finance border security have stalled as Democrats continue to butt heads with the Republicans they are supposed to be compromising with.
On ‘Fox News Sunday,” Republican Senator Richard Shelby declared that “the talks are stalled right now.” Shelby blamed Democrats for wanting to limit the number of beds in detention facilities for those who illegally enter the country.
Yet Democrats downplay the severity of the situation. Democratic Senator Jon Tester claimed that, “It is a negotiation. Negotiations seldom go smooth all the way through,” while appearing on Fox.
President Trump ended the government shutdown so that negotiations could resume on securing the border. But that grace period is coming to an end, if Democrats don’t start making reasonable choices there may well be a second shutdown approaching.