Pelosi Struggles to Keep Dems United During Government Shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and the rest of the Democratic leadership are struggling to present a unified front during the ongoing government shutdown, as moderate and freshmen members of the majority appear eager to cut a deal with President Donald Trump.

Since the shutdown started in December, Pelosi has reiterated that the House will not end the impasse by acquiescing to Trump’s request for $5 billion to construct a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.