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Rashida Tlaib Incorrectly Says Congress Doesn’t Need President’s Support To Open Government

Democrat Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib incorrectly said on the House floor that Congress does not need President Donald Trump’s support to re-open the federal government.

“We don’t need the president’s support, so please” take up a continuing resolution to re-open the government without funding the border wall, Tlaib begged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Tlaib’s statement is false, because even if the Republican-controlled Senate did pass a Democrat House bill, President Trump would not sign it. As clearly evidenced by the events so far in this government shutdown, Congress has no chance of overturning a Trump veto.

A fast-track continuing resolution would not get 54 Republican votes in the Senate. These fast-track ploys can’t even make it through the House. Thus, Tlaib is wrong. President Trump must agree to re-open the government.

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