Monday, January 14, 2019

Wobbly Graham urges Trump to open US government temporarily

The GOP, who has never wanted a border wall in the first place, can never be trusted to have the president's back in any situation.
Rueters reports a Republican senator close to President Donald Trump on Sunday backed a temporary re-opening of the federal government, in the 23rd day of the longest shutdown ever, to allow for talks on a spending agreement that could satisfy Trump's border security demands.

Democrats in Congress rejected Trump's request that legislation to fund the government include $5.7 billion of taxpayer money for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. They have refused further negotiations until the government is reopened after being partially shut down since Dec. 22.

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