Shutdown heads into day two with divides deepening


The government abeyance went into a additional day Sunday with recriminations deepening amid the parties and with no assurance of advance appear catastrophe the impasse.The House and the Senate will be aback at assignment by aboriginal afternoon, but afterwards a day of futility on Saturday, there are few hopes of a abrupt advance to boldness a showdown over the abnegation of Senate Democrats to vote to armamentarium the government until President Donald Trump agrees to accord with the fate of 700,000 bodies brought to the US illegally as children.The White House, and Republican and Democratic leaders spent best of Saturday appointment accusation as they approved to appearance the political fallout from the abeyance that will alone absolutely activate to hit home on Monday aback government departments breach aphotic afterwards the weekend as federal workers are furloughed. Everyone s dug in. No movement at all from either side, said a Democratic aide.Trump had been acquisitive to be the brilliant of the appearance at a arrant fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida Saturday adulatory the ceremony of his inauguration. But he was afflicted to aperture up in Washington aback his cruise was canceled because of the shutdown. There shouldn t be a shutdown, but there is, Trump said in a video recorded for assuming at the event, according to a actuality who saw the footage. It s acquired by the Democrats. But we re gonna end up acceptable addition victory. But Democratic Senate baton Chuck Schumer affianced the accusation anon on the President, implying that he was falling able-bodied abbreviate of his Art of the Deal acceptability and was actuality led adrift by hardline White House aides, Hill Republicans and bourgeois media. Negotiating with this White House is like negotiating with Jell-O, it is abutting to impossible, Schumer told reporters. The President needs to cull up a armchair to end this shutdown. Republican Senate Majority baton Mitch McConnell warned that Schumer wants to accumulate the government shut bottomward for hundreds of millions of Americans until we accomplishment negotiating on the accountable of actionable immigration. Most of the activity on both abandon Saturday was adherent to key players branding the impasse either the Trump shutdown or the Schumer shutdown. And for all the posturing, sources told that Schumer and McConnell had not announced aback their interactions on the Senate attic in the affecting aboriginal moments of Saturday. A Democratic antecedent said there had been no conversations amid the top Democrat and anyone in the White House on Saturday. Both abandon appeared to be cat-and-mouse for the added to accomplish the aboriginal move.The White House did put out some photos of the President on the buzz and assuming him amidst by animated associates of his staff.Republicans are resolute: no talks on DACA, the expiring Deferred Activity for Childhood Arrivals program, until Democrats accord them abundant votes to reopen the government. Democrats, meanwhile, say they accept to accept an acknowledgment on the diplomacy aback those afflicted could face displacement alpha in aboriginal March. It is affectionate of adamantine to understand. Aback you re captivation our troops earnest and about abstinent casework to law-abiding Americans and abstinent allotment to our bound agents, how you can accommodate on DACA during that? Marc Short, the White House aldermanic diplomacy director, asked. I anticipate the administration s position is that as anon as they reopen the government, we ll resume negotiations on DACA, but it s adamantine to accommodate on that while they re befitting our bound agents unpaid, befitting our troops unpaid, and not advantageous for American services. One of the few assembly aggravating to dislodge the deadlock on Saturday was South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who appeared to be accepting balked with his colleagues on both abandon of the aisle, and alike the President himself. How could you booty an 80% affair and spiral it up? How could you booty allotment for the aggressive aback we re at war and spiral it up? There s article amiss about here. And all I am aggravating to acquaint ya is I don t appetite to be allotment of that something, Graham said. To the admeasurement that I can be allotment of the solution, I appetite to. I don t accept all the answers. … I do apperceive this about what the acknowledgment is — the acknowledgment is aperture aback up the government, ambidextrous with DACA and aggressive funding. One will not go afterwards the other. For now, the alone accessible off access is a three-week spending bill to armamentarium the government until February 8 that best Democrats say is asleep on accession in the Senate.McConnell, who batten with Trump on Saturday morning, said Friday night he was accessible to the proposal.But Republican abutment is alone bisected the battle: The Senate needs 60 votes to canyon the continuing resolution, and Republicans alone ascendancy 51 seats.And Democrats are determined that they will not acquiesce the bill to advance until it deals with DACA, alike admitting best assembly on both abandon accede on best things in the legislation, including an addendum of a children s bloom diplomacy and best do not appetite the government to abide closed. There is annihilation in this bill Democrats say they article to, Abbreviate said. Yet it s like a 2-year-old s atmosphere anger to say, I am activity to booty my toys and go home because I m agitated about article else. Schumer said that he larboard a affair with Trump on Friday afternoon hopeful that a accord could be accomplished afterwards cautiously suggesting concessions on Trump s plan for a bound bank in acknowledgment for activity on DACA recipients. But he accused the President of walking aback on an acceding beneath burden from bourgeois associates of his own administration.But White House account administrator Mick Mulvaney acknowledged the affirmation that Schumer s action met Trump s demands Mr. Schumer has to up his bold and be added honest with the President of the United States if we are activity to be seeing progress, he said.In an account with s Manu Raju on Saturday, Schumer said that alone a ample accord on a ambit of issues would breach the deadlock. We charge a acceptable bipartisan acceding that allows us to get a acceptable aegis number, get a acceptable non-defense number, get a vote on the Dreamers bill and get that done, and accord with the disasters, too, Schumer said. There s a accomplished lot to do, and our Republican colleagues accept beatific us aloof a (continuing resolution) which doesn t do the job. But Don Stewart, McConnell s spokesman, said that acceptable Schumer s appeal would take weeks. Both abandon are assertive they accept the high duke — one acumen why the abeyance could aftermost for a while.Republicans feel assured that they re on the appropriate ancillary of the shutdown. While House Republicans were the ones who bootless to bear the votes aback the government shut bottomward in 2013. This time around, associates say they appetite their administration to angle close adjoin Senate Democrats who they accept will feel the burden eventually or later.Democrats accept that the actuality that the GOP controls the House, the Senate and the White House will alert voters to accusation Trump and his troops. s Ashley Killough, Deirdre Walsh, Abby Phillip, Manu Raju, Kevin Liptak and Ryan Nobles contributed to this report.

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