If Democrats use their House majority to block funds necessary for border security, they won't be in the majority very long, Rep. Liz Cheney warned Monday.
"It's not done," the Wyoming Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends," while discussing Trump's announcement last week that he was signing a stopgap measure to end the shutdown while funding talks continue. "I think certainly we are in a situation where the president said we have got to get this money to secure the border, we have got to get this money for a wall, and the Democrats refuse continuously to come to the table to negotiate."
Trump, said Cheney, is "calling their bluff, and we are all very hopeful they do what's right for the country."
Cheney also said she thinks there will be increasing pressure on Democrats to vote for Trump's border security measures, particularly among the incoming new representatives who were elected to represent districts previously held by Republicans.
"Those constituents want the country secure," said Cheney. "They want the border secure."
She also called Speaker Nancy Pelosi's position "just not serious" and "frankly not leadership."
"I suggested last week that her party needs to conduct an intervention and I think that still is absolutely true if we want to see them do what's right for the nation," said Cheney.
She also said she disagrees with comments from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. about bringing in professional negotiators.
"I think that's the responsibility of those who were elected," said Cheney. "That's what people elect us to do."
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