Pelosi’s support of Trump sanction could give Dem big lever on pending legislation

Charlottesville only strengthens the Democrats’ hand.

Expect Democrats to insist that Republicans consider some resolution to rebuke Trump in exchange for their votes to avoid a government shutdown and lift the debt limit.

Democrats hold all of the face cards in this game. Republicans know they risk a public relations or perhaps electoral disaster if they don’t tread gingerly with the censure resolution. Some won’t want to censure Trump.