Third GOP senator to break with party, vote to reopen government without border wall funding

Three down.

So what is it now, a 50-50 split?

Cracks are forming. Trump won’t back down but Mitch might, which will force Trump to veto. At that point, the shutdown is on him where even his fanatics can’t deny it anymore (though I’m sure they’ll try).

51-49 to reopen, with this one.

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BU they need 60 to get to a vote, right?

Yep.

Both of the measures the Senate is considering on Thursday are expected to fall short of the 60 votes needed to advance.

The Senate will first take up Trump’s immigration-centric proposal, which asks for $5.7 billion in funding for the wall and would grant protections to some immigrants.

These are just the people publicly saying they’ll vote to reopen.