On the Hill with Doug Christian
(Audio Nancy Pelosi on aborted meeting on infrastructure)
Capitol Hill – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) provides her insights on the abridged meeting on funding for infrastructure with President Donald Trump and a delegation of Democratic congressional leaders from both the House and Senate.
In addition to Pelosi, the group included Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Assistant Democratic Leader Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal (D-Mass.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Representative Ben Ray Luhan (D-N.M.), Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
This small but powerful group came to the Oval Office to demonstrate Democrats’ overarching commitment to infrastructure and their enthusiasm to work with the president on this issue.
Schumer offers his theory why the meeting with Trump on infrastructure blew up:
(Audio: Chuck Schumer on his theory why the meeting was aborted – funding)
Earlier, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin confirmed to reporters Republican sentiments on infrastructure funding when he said, “$2 trillion is just, that’s off the charts. I don’t see that happening at all.”
Looking forward, as President Trump declares he won’t work on any legislation until Democrats end their probes, Speaker Pelosi continues to fend off increasing calls from her caucus to initiate impeachment proceedings.
Doug Christian, Capitol Hill