Morning Joe was rather interesting today, laying out exactly what's going on.
Trump, Miller, Kelly - all came out in favor of the shutdown, and they showed all of them saying it.
Trump says "I need X dollars for the wall!"
Schumer/Democrats said "You got it. We agree."
Trump says "NO! NO! NO!"
(Trump/Miller and Kelly gotta have that shutdown)...
So on to the CR to keep the Gov't open? Since that's not going to happen, McCaskill (Democrat from MO) puts for a bill to pay the military, since the Republicans are saying the Democrats won't pay our Troops.
McConnell kills it, won't let it be brought up in the Senate. It's the GOP that's preventing our Troops from being paid.
Pence announces to the Military that the Democrats won't pay the Troops, they'd rather let illegals in.
And yes, the GOP has had 140 days to fix CHIP since it expired, and preferred to use it as a political weapon.
And then this. Wow.
So it is crystal clear who's responsible for this shutdown. There's a clear trail.