Rep. Peter King (RN.Y.) said Democrats have backed themselves into a negotiation to end a record-long partial shutdown, suggesting any compromise with President Trump Donald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House Immigration Proposal Rove Warns Senate GOP: "Announced Trump and Got You! MORE would anger the party's base.
" Any compromise with President Trump Is going to look like a surrender. And Nancy Pelosi made it very difficult when she said that a wall is amoral. King said on John Catsimatidis' radio show.
"The fear is, among the Democratic leadership, if they make any agreement with President Trump it's like compromising with." the devil. They are the most extreme, left-wing progressive element now in their party. And it has a disproportionate influence on the party. And it's really at a time to say no to the progressive left wing. ”
The White House and congressional Democrats are currently at an impasse in negotiations to end a partial government shutdown that entered its 30th day Sunday.
Democrats Saturday Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients and introduces the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in exchange for his requested $ 5.7 billion for a border wall.
"[H] is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent good faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives. It is unlikely that any one of these commission alone would pass the House, and taken together, they are a non-starter, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Said in a statement Saturday.
King urged Democrats and the White House to continue negotiating, suggesting meeting in the middle of border wall funding while including a DACA fix.
"The easiest [compromise] would be for the Democrats to give President Trump $ 3 to $ 4 billion for the wall … Republicans give the Democrats the Dreamers," he said. "It should all be on the table."