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Scalise: Dems Caving to 'Radical' Wing in Wall Funding Stalemate

Scalise: Dems Caving to 'Radical' Wing in Wall Funding Stalemate
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 30 December 2018 11:36 AM

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., on Sunday said Democrats are refusing to consider border wall funding because of pressure from its “radical” wing to support “open borders.”

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Scalise said he doesn’t think an impasse on a funding bill that triggered a partial government shutdown is because Democrats and Republicans are far apart in a solution.

“It's that you've got one side that refuses to negotiate because they are so afraid of the radical left base that wants open borders,” he said.

According to Scalise, there’s "a lot of different items" that could be negotiated to end the shutdown.

"There's a lot of different items that relate to border security that we can negotiate about, but let's first recognize this is about securing our border,” he said. “And the president has been very clear about what he wants to do to keep America safe and he campaigned on it. He was elected on this.

“If there’s a better way that [New York Demoratic Sen.] Chuck Schumer can put a plan on the table to keep this country safe, I want to see it."

Scalise said there’s already “an offer on the table in the form of an actual bill” that President Donald Trump would sign.

“Let the Senate go in and start negotiating and actually pass something out of the Senate that secures this border and gives the president the tools he needs to keep America safe,” he urged.

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House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., on Sunday said Democrats are refusing to consider border wall funding because of pressure from its "radical" wing to support "open borders."In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Scalise said he doesn't think an impasse on a...
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