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Rep. Pete King: Dems Demonizing Trump Kill Any Compromise

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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 20 January 2019 10:09 AM

Congressional Democrats have soured the potential for compromise on the government shutdown and border security with President Donald Trump as making a deal with the "devil," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said Sunday.

"The fear is, among the Democratic leadership, if they make any agreement with President Trump it's like compromising with the devil," Rep. King told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. "They are the most extreme, left-wing progressive element now in their party. And it has a disproportionate influence on the party.

"And it's really at a time to say no to the progressive left wing."

Rep. King ripped both the right-wing House Freedom Caucus and the progressives, saying compromise is "what the American people want," but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's anti-Trump rhetoric has killed any chance for action on the government shutdown, because she cannot compromise.

"The Democratic Party in the Senate and also in the House with Nancy Pelosi is basically being controlled, certainly heavily influenced, by its progressive left wing," King told host John Catsimatidis. "And that wing of the party has put Nancy Pelosi in the position where they feel they can't do any kind of compromise.

"Any compromise with President Trump is going to look like a surrender. And Nancy Pelosi made it very difficult when she said that 'a wall is immoral.' Because once you say something is a immoral, how can you possibly compromise?"

King suggested Democrats give President Trump "$3-$5 billion for the wall" in exchange for further temporary protections for Dreamers, which President Trump had put on the table in a Saturday address from the White House.

"I think the president should stand up to the Freedom Caucus on the right – Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi should stand up to the progressive wing on the left and make the deal," King concluded. "That's what the American people want

". . . They should not let the wings of the parties control our policies and control the country. You're talking about a small wing on both sides, which is unfortunately dominating the 70-80 percent of the people in the middle."

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Congressional Democrats have soured the potential for compromise on the government shutdown and border security with President Donald Trump as making a deal with the "devil," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said Sunday."The fear is, among the Democratic leadership, if they make...
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