President Donald Trump has made "very reasonable compromises" through his proposal to end the government shutdown impasses, and if Democrats are serious about a solution, they'll come to the table to talk, Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., said Tuesday.
"I guess what I would hope for right now is that [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell can move this in the Senate and at least start a debate try to bring Democrats over," Rep. King told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
However, he thinks Democrats are "overplaying their hand" with their continued opposition, and that will "blow up in their faces.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will likely push through a different bill, he conceded, but then at least a "real set of negotiations" can start, King added.
"Basically everything Democrats have asked for in the past has been given at least somewhat and as far as [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi being morally opposed to a wall," King said. "President Barack Obama built 130 miles of wall, and I guess by the atlogic, we should go and tear down all the wall along the southern border."
Trump, he continued, is "again being the most reasonable here," King said. "I think that's important. I think the American people are going to realize that more and more."
Trump has agreed, in exchange for a small part of the wall, to give status to dreamers and to provide the technology and more needed for border security, King said.
"To me, this is a more comprehensive plan and the Democrats should go with it, or if they want to make changes fine, put that on the table," King said.
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