Power Up Pence wanted a bipartisan trip to the border Democrats say no thanks

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President Trump takes aim at Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, saying it should be regulated. Key point: The apparent snub highlights the extreme polarization in Washington as the Trump administration and Democrats remain in a standoff over how to resolve the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told Power Up of the decision to decline the administration's invitation. “Do you think he will say something that contradicts [Trump's] perspective? That Democrats will go with Mike Pence to an orchestrated visit and just say, 'Oh wait, never mind I guess we were wrong?'," a second Senate Democratic aide told Power Up. Although it invited the entire Senate Judiciary Committee to tag along, it does not appear that any Democrats are willing to make the trip alongside the vice president.

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Vice President Mike Pence walks past bales of seized cocaine during a visit to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro in Coronado, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

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