>> This is day two of the Senate Democrats government shutdown.>> We are in a Trump shutdown.>> Republicans and Democrats hardened their position Sunday over the two-day-old government shutdown, with each side hunkered down in what could be a prolonged fight. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blaming Democrats and their Senate leader Chuck Schumer for demanding that President Trump negotiate on immigration issues as part of any deal.
>> My friend across the aisle has shut down the government for hundreds of millions of Americans, because you didn’t get everything you wanted in one meeting Friday with the President.>> But Schumer says he had a deal with Trump on a program protecting illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, in exchange for funding Trump’s signature border wall, only for Trump and the White House to renege just hours later.
>> You can't say yes one minute, and no the next, Three, four, five times.>> US politics editor, Karen Bohan.>> So there are going to be talks taking place later on amongst the leaders, but there isn't any sense, at least now, of any kind of breakthrough that's imminent.
And there is also this group of moderate senators that have been talking this afternoon. Republican Senator Susan Collins, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp, are among the senators involved in these bipartisan Senate talks. But it's unclear that, even if they get a deal, that it will be a deal that the House Republicans will agree to.
It's also unclear whether a majority of Republicans in the Senate will agree to it.>> McConnell has called a vote at 1 AM Monday morning to advance a bill funding the government through February. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday the House would approve it. But McConnell needs 60 votes to advance the bill and there's nothing in it dealing with immigration, so democrats don't seem interested in helping him.
Trump himself tweeted early Sunday, that McConnell should change the rules of the Senate to allow every bill to advance on a simple majority, something McConnell's office rejected right away. The White House later said Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly were in contact with congressional leaders. And said Schumer's claim that there was ever a deal between him and Trump is, quote, false.