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Pence: 'Disappointing' Pelosi Nixed Trump Deal to End Shutdown

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Vice President Mike Pence (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 20 January 2019 11:06 AM

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday called it “disappointing” that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., rejected President Donald Trump’s latest deal to end the nation’s longest government shutdown.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Pence said there’s been “a lot of dialogue” with Democrats on the impasse over border wall funding that triggered a partial government shutdown on Dec. 22.

“There’s a legislative process that is going to begin on Tuesday in the United States Senate and it was disappointing to see Speaker Pelosi reject the offer before the president gave his speech [on Saturday],” Pence said.

Pence pushed back on host Chris Wallace’s suggestion Democrats would  ultimately vote down the compromise.

“I’m not sure that’s true, Chris,” he said. “I’m not sure that’s true. We’ve had a lot of dialogue.”

Yet he wouldn’t predict if Trump’s proposal could win seven Democratic votes needed to pass the Senate, saying, “We’ll see.”

Pence also said Trump’s deal is “not amnesty.” 

“There's no pathway to citizenship,” he said. “There's no permanent status here at all, which is what amnesty contemplates. With this is a good faith effort to address the issue, bring relief to [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival] recipients….The president has made it clear what he would support. Now it's time for the Senate and the House to start voting to secure our border and reopen the government.”

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Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday called it "disappointing" that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., rejected President Donald Trump's latest deal to end the nation's longest government shutdown.In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Pence said there's been "a lot of...
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