(NationalSentinel) Capitol Hill:Â It’s becoming more and more apparent that President Donald J. Trump’s political enemies in Washington are notÂ justÂ those lawmakers with a “D” behind their names. There are plenty of Republican snakes in the swamp, and they are exposing themselves regularly.
As the president attempts to deliver on major campaign promises – some that most Republicans even campaigned on, such as repealing and replacing Obamacare – he is discovering that the road to making America great again is fraught with internal enemies.Â And political cowards.
Worried more about what the Washington media thinks than their own constituents who sent them to the Capitol, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are teaming up to stop funding of Trump’s $1 billion request to fund initial construction of his border wall because Democrats more interesting in protecting illegal alien criminals than stopping them from entering our country have threatened to shut down the government if the request is aÂ the final spending bill. If nothing is passed by the end of the month, large swaths of the federal government will be unfunded.
Well, Ryan and McCain – as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have already declared that they won’t allow the government to be shut down – no doubt fearful that they’ll get the blame in the media, despite the fact that Democrats have already taken ownership of the shutdown, having declared last month they are prepared to do it over border wall funding and other Trump priorities.
As reported byÂ The Hill:
Despite President Trumpâ€™s request for more than $1 billion to fund the Mexican border wall this year, GOP leaders are expected to exclude the money in the spending bill being prepared to keep the government open beyond April 28.
SpeakerÂ Paul RyanÂ (R-Wis.) says the choice is pragmatic and the money will come later.
Sure it will, Paul.
McCain, meanwhile, is more worried about what Mexicans think than American citizens in his own state:
In a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday, Sen.Â John McCainÂ (R-Ariz.) expressed concern to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly about a growing resentment in Mexico over the administration’s border policies.
â€œThere is a lot of anti-American sentiment in Mexico. If the election were tomorrow in Mexico, you’d probably have a left-wing, anti-American president in Mexico. That can’t be good for America,â€ McCain said.
Trump’s detractors wonder what happened to his pledge to make Mexico pay for the wall. MexicoÂ will pay for the wall; it will come in the form of trade concessions or tariffs, one or the other. Unless, of course, that will offend the sensibilities of McCain and Ryan and, to a lesser extent, McConnell.
If it still feels to you as though Democrats and their far-Left agenda are still prevailing on Capitol Hill, there is a reason for that.