Brad Ashford was Nebraska’s 2nd District Congressman in 2015 when a government shutdown was narrowly avoided.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to bring President Trump’s border proposal to a vote this week. Ashford says he is seeing some compromise taking place. He says it is good to see that some Democrats in the Senate have voiced some interest in trying to come together around the proposals President Trump made.
Ashford says, “The Senate can essentially open the government with a vote. There has to be seven Democrats to vote for the proposal and there will be give and take on the proposal tomorrow and that will last into the week. That is what will reopen the government.”
Ashford says 31 days is a horrendous amount of time for the government to be shut down. He says there is a big inside game of baseball going within the walls of the Capitol. There is a lot going behind the curtain. There are many members of Congress that want the government to reopen and Ashford believes that many are just as frustrated by the situation as anyone else.