White House Shifts Shutdown Strategy, Tries to Bypass Pelosi

Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut, a centrist Democrat, said the White House is "grasping at straws."

  • Published 15 January 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting strategy, the White House invited rank-and-file House Democrats to lunch Tuesday with President Donald Trump, bypassing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team in an effort to get centrist and freshman lawmakers on board with funding Trump's long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Pelosi approved of lawmakers attending the meeting, telling her team that the group can see what she and others have been dealing with in trying to negotiate with Trump to… Read at AP News