It's "hypocrisy" for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to complain that President Donald Trump was responsible for causing the recent government shut down and push him to sign the pending border deal legislation, Rep. Ted Yoho said Wednesday, but he also thinks the president should sign it.
"Keep in mind Chuck Schumer shut the government down for a day a year ago because he wanted to change a date by five or six days," the Florida Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "Should the president sign this? Yeah, I think it's a step in the right direction."
The argument, though, is not just about a wall, but about border security, said Yoho.
"Just last week, there was over 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine that came through legal border channels," said Yoho. "It was in a load of bell peppers. The week before that there was over 200 pounds of fentanyl in a load of cucumbers coming through the normal channels. Border security has to be done 100 percent."
Yoho said he would support Trump signing the bill to fund the government, but then he would want him to do what's necessary to ensure border security.
"He has already got laws on the books that he can go ahead and do this, from 1986 and 1992," said Yoho. "This is not an issue about a wall, this is an issue about border security. It is nonpartisan. This is something that the number one task of our government is for, protecting the American citizens. It's not being done on the southwest border."
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