Pelosi: We're Giving 'Nothing for the Wall'

Adam Schiff is the incoming chair of the House Intelligence Committee which is expected to revive its investigation and seek answers to some previously unanswered questions in the Trump Russia saga

Before the shutdown began on December 22, Trump said during a testy meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Democratic senator for NY, that he would take responsibility for any federal government stoppage.

She is the first female speaker of the House. "And they have to take me down, and that's what they've tried to do", she said.

"Tomorrow, we seize the majority".

The new Congress faces the immediate challenge of handling a partial government shutdown.

Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats have rejected President Donald Trump's calls for $5 billion of funding for a wall on the southern border. Mr. Trump is unwilling to sign any bill which does not include sufficient funding for a border wall.

In accepting the gavel, Pelosi will give a nod to the new era of divided government with a pledge to "reach across the aisle in this chamber and across the divisions in this great nation, " according to excerpts of her prepared remarks Thursday.

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President Trump said Wednesday that the government is partially shut down because Democrats refuse to fund border security. But first, they'll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown. "No, we are not giving up", Trump added.

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However, one Republican has said he will support Pelosi's package, which would raise the needed number of Democratic defectors to 19 to kill the proposal.

In a nod to a bipartisan group of centrists, legislation or amendments with broad support would get special privileges in committees and on the House floor - that provision brought a public endorsement from a Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., a rare move on what is nearly always a party-line vote. A total of 218 representatives must vote "yes" to pass the new rules, meaning that ordinarily, 18 Democrats would need to vote against the rules package in order for it to fail.

Pelosi acknowledged that DOJ guidelines are not the law, and she assured the American people that a President can definitely be indicted after he leaves office. She is the only woman to ever be House speaker, and if elected again would be the first person in more than 60 years to reclaim the job after her party lost and later regained its House majority. They established a special new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis so the government can better respond to the urgency of global warming.

Should the House manage to impeach Trump, removing him from office would be hard.

Pelosi replied later that day, blaming Trump for the "irresponsible" shutdown. "It's not something that I'm stirring the pot on".

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