Former President Donald Trump wants to see House Republicans leverage the possibility of a government shutdown to apply some serious pressure to Democrats in order to see specific federal agencies that have been weaponized against him and other Americans who resist and oppose the Biden administration’s radical agenda, defunded as soon as possible. This is a great idea. These agencies need a cleansing in order to protect American citizens from having their rights violated.
“A very important deadline is approaching at the end of the month,” Trump stated in a post published on Truth Social Wednesday night. “Republicans in Congress can and must defund all aspects of Crooked Joe Biden’s weaponized Government that refuses to close the Border, and treats half the Country as Enemies of the State.
“This is also the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other Patriots. They failed on the debt limit, but they must not fail now. Use the power of the purse and defend the Country!” he proclaimed.
Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, who is not a big fan of McCarthy, shared Trump’s message, joining in on the call for his colleagues in the House to “hold the line” and not continue the resolution to help Democrats keep the current government funded at already existing levels.
“Trump Opposes the Continuing Resolution,” Gaetz said on X. “Hold the line.”
Here’s more from the folks at Newsmax:
Republicans controlled the House, Senate, and the White House during the Trump administration when the government was shut down for a record 35 days over the Christmas break from December 2018 to January 2019.
That fight was over funding for Trump’s border wall, and Republicans were effectively rolled by Democrats in blocking border-wall funding that ultimately had to be earned through myriad court battles, Trump lamented in past rally speeches. McCarthy says Republicans are “very close” on a short-term C.R., predicting he would be able to advance other longer-term spending legislation.
To avert a government shutdown Oct. 1, the House and the Democrat-led Senate must agree on short- or long-term spending legislation that President Joe Biden can then sign into law. But the partisan measures that Republicans hope to begin passing soon face stiff opposition from Democrats in the Senate and from the White House.
Hardcore conservative Republicans are demanding assurances that fiscal appropriations for 2024 will not go beyond the 2022 top line of $1.47 trillion, which is $120 billion less than both McCarthy and Biden agreed to back in May.
“I’m calling on congressional Republicans to ban Joe Biden from using a single taxpayer dollar to release or resettle illegal aliens into the United States, effective Sept. 30,” Trump stated. Trump also stated that the GOP needs to essentially grow a spine and take tough stances against Biden’s open borders policy.
“The Republicans are very good people but, honestly, they have to get tougher. They’ve got to get tougher because they’re fighting a fight that – these other people, they are dirty fighters; these are dirty people. The time for talk is over now is the time for action. We need action,” the former president went on to say.
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