A New Government Shutdown Could Be Approaching


Despite last month’s government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats still remain at odds over immigration. In fact, the tension is so great that a new government shutdown may be rapidly approaching, reports The Hill.

2018 Government Shutdown 2.0

Last month, the U.S. government shut down for roughly 72 hours after Democrats voted against a spending bill to preserve its functionality. Earlier reports from Newsmax affirm that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has essentially repeated this decision by shutting down yet another spending bill.

Hours ago, President Trump weighed in with his thoughts regarding the possibility of a further government shutdown:

We’ll do a shutdown and it’s worth it for our country. I’d love to see a shutdown if we don’t get this stuff taken care of. If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don’t want safety and, unrelated but still related, they don’t want to take care of our military, then shut it down. We’ll go with another shutdown.

The troublesome existence of MS-13 gangs also serves as a factor in the battle over immigration. President Trump spoke about the “many gang members” and the importance of it being “taken care of.”