As the shutdown drags on, some centrist Democrats are getting closer to breaking ranks with the leftist block and cutting a deal with President Trump. The Daily Caller reports:
While Democratic leadership holds the line, apparently refusing to come to the table to negotiate, the resolve of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in holding out might not be trickling down into the freshman class.
A number of newly sworn-in Democrats have reportedly voiced frustration with the leaders within their own party. Some are suggesting that they might be willing to at least negotiate and see what kind of a deal could result.
Democratic New York Rep. Max Rose says he’s ready to get to work, and his first order of business is to reopen the government. Toward that end, he has called for serious negotiations from both sides — making it clear in an interview just days after he was sworn in that he was willing to go toe-to-toe with the leadership in his own party if necessary.
Now it’s time for everyone in Washington to do the same, come to the table seriously, and let’s reopen the government.
— Max Rose (@MaxRose4NY) January 12, 2019
Democratic Rep. Jared Golden of Maine, a 36-year-old Marine Corps veteran, told the Sun Journal in his home state that he, too, was “very frustrated with all the leadership right now.” Golden also suggested a “common-sense, Mainer solution” that would involve including Republican leadership — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — in any future negotiations.
Although Trump is particularly hated by leftists, it’s the President’s opposition in Congress which will face the brunt of the public’s discontent, as they are under daily pressure from their constituents.