McFeels and Halberstram kick off 2019 with hot takes on the shutdown and where it's headed, Trump's leverage on Pelosi, Border Patrol corruption, feckless Mitt Romney's attempt to resuscitate the GOPe, and the Women's March implosion. If it's Thursday, it's FTN!
All Hands on Deck: The number one priority in the next 24 hours is to maintain pressure on the White House and Mitch McConnell's office.
Trump referenced the deluge of phone calls and emails in support of his shutdown stance in today's WH press briefing. Hold the line.
Step 1: Call/email the White House and demand Trump not cave on wall funding. He must ride out the shutdown in order to inflict pain on govies and entitlement recipients in the coming weeks. Dems will eventually cave. Trump must have an iron resolve on this.
Step 2: Call Mitch McConnell's office in DC and Lexington and tell them that Mitch must not bring a bill to the Senate floor for a vote without wall funding. Tell them we are watching Mitch and that he must passionately support the president's agenda or say goodbye to Washington.
- 00:00:00 - Intro
- 00:03:00 - Shutdown Standoff
- 00:10:00 - Sustained Pressure
- 00:26:00 - Pelosi Leverage
- 00:40:00 - Border Patrol Corruption
- 00:55:00 - GOPe DNR
- 01:10:00 - Women's March Implosion
- 01:29:00 - Albion Dispatches