Chuck Schumer Says Republicans Must ‘Abandon’ Wall In Order To Reopen Government

Henry Rodgers | Capitol Hill Reporter

Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer mentioned Republicans must “abandon” border wall funding if they need the federal government to reopen, simply lower than 24 hours into the partial shutdown.

Schumer, who has strongly opposed funding President Donald Trump’s border wall, said this on the Senate flooring Saturday afternoon because the federal authorities is formally in a partial shutdown after Senate Republicans did not obtain sufficient votes to cross a short-term spending invoice Friday that included funding for a border wall.


The New York senator additionally mentioned Democrats are “open to discussing any proposal so long as they don’t embody something for the wall,” exhibiting Democrats are usually not prepared to compromise on border wall funding.

President Donald Trump, alongside Vice President Mike Pence, meets with congressional management. (Photograph credit score: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Photographs)

Earlier than the partial shutdown, Schumer mentioned there was no approach the wall was being funded on quite a few events.

“I wish to be crystal clear — there shall be no extra appropriations to pay for the border wall,” Schumer mentioned on the Senate flooring on Dec. 13. “It’s carried out.” (RELATED: Chuck Schumer Makes It ‘Crystal Clear’ He Desires No Further Funding For Border Wall)

The 2 events will now have to determine an settlement, and the senators have to be current for a vote on the Senate flooring to ship a invoice to the president to signal and finish the partial authorities shutdown.

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