Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said that Senate Democrats are going to give Trump nothing for his border wall.
Transcript via ABC’s This Week:
KARL: But if you look at this question of the wall, this is something the president campaigned on, it is something that the House has voted to approve funding for, it’s something that half the Senate, roughly, has said that — is — is willing to support. Why are the Democrats so insistent — Chuck Schumer insistent nothing — nothing for the border wall? Why not give in a little bit on that?
MERKLEY: Because we’re absolutely willing to fund border security. The American people want us to spend money in a smart way. $5 billion is a lot of money. That’s 650,000 children attending head start. It’s 2 million meals a day for a year — for a year for — for seniors. And to spend it on a 4th century strategy rather than on stuff that actually improves border security is something we’re just not going to do.
KARL: So — so let me be clear. Democrats are not going to agree to any funding to build a new border wall? None?
MERKLEY: That’s correct. None.
Sen. Jeff Merkley says Democrats will not agree to any border wall funding.@jonkarl: "Let me be clear. Democrats are not going to agree to any funding to build new border wall? None?"
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 23, 2018
Democrats Are Going To Give Trump Nothing For The Wall
Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been telling Trump on a daily basis that he is going to get nothing for his wall. Democrats aren’t going to give him one cent for the wall. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been telling Trump that House Democrats are going to give him nothing for his wall.
Trump’s government shutdown will harm millions of people if it continues because Donald Trump doesn’t want to look weak to Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. Trump isn’t going to get any money for his wall. He lost the battle before it even began.
Sen. Merkley was right. Democrats aren’t going to budge, and there will be no money for the wall.
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