"It’s been clear that from the beginning that two things are necessary: The support from enough Senate Democrats to pass the proposal at 60, and a presidential signature," he said. “As a result, the Senate has voted to proceed to the legislation before us in order to preserve maximum flexibility for productive conversations to continue between the White House and our Democratic colleagues."Mitch, you don't have any Democratic colleagues. They hate you, ad they generally hate President Trump. They want you to fail. And, so far, you've played into their hands.
"I hope Senate Democrats will work with the White House on an agreement that can pass both houses of Congress and receive the president’s signature," McConnell added. "So, colleagues, when an agreement is reached, it will receive a vote here on the Senate floor.”You hope? Hope is not a plan, Mitch. Hope lets the Democrats win.
So, Mitch, if you want this shutdown, you have it. It's all on you. It's up to you to make the Democrats see the error of their ways. Ol' Harry Reid knew how to make the opposition howl. Maybe you should have taken some lessons from him.