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The Trump administration on Sunday reiterated the President’s insistence that he would allow a partial shutdown of the Federal government when the Congress provide $5 billion in a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, with a senior Advisor Stephen Miller called it a “fundamental Problem.”
“At stake is the question of whether the United States remains a sovereign state,” Miller CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” said. “The democratic party has a simple choice. You can choose whether you fight for the America of the working class or the promotion of illegal immigration. You can’t do both.”
When asked if the administration was prepared to allow parts of the government, the operation does not cease at midnight Friday, when the wall financed, Miller replied: “If it comes to that, absolutely.”
On NBC News’s “Meet The Press” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., insisted that President Trump “is not to the wall in any form.”
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“President Trump should understand that there are the votes for the wall in the house or the Senate,” Schumer said. “The house is not a majority of Republicans, they have the votes for his $5 billion wall plan … And we should not allow a tantrum, threats, pushing us in the direction to do something that all, even our Republican colleagues, know is wrong.”
Trump last week said he would be “proud” to get to a shutdown, to approve the Congress, $ 5 billion Deposit for the fulfillment of his election pledge to the construction of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Still, the President did not support the votes of the Republican-controlled Congress, funding for the wall on this level.
Schumer and house Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have proposed more than $1.6 billion for border fencing upgrades and other security measures-but not a wall — as in a cross-party Senate. Democrats also offered to keep the funding at the current level, 1.3 billion dollars.
“They[the Republicans] should be handed over to us in one of these two proposals, the one that would be more than enough votes and avoid a shutdown,” Schumer said. “If the President wants to can debate on the wall in the next year, he said. I don’t think he will get it. But he should not innocent workers to use as a hostage for his tantrum to kind of throw a bone to his base.”
Both parties in Congress have suggested that Trump would need to take the next step to resolve the impasse. The house takes a long weekend break, returning Wednesday evening. The Senate returns on Monday after a three-day absence.
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Trump is neither accepted nor rejected the Democrats’ proposal as of Friday, according to the Democrats, to tell them that he would look. Trump democratic votes would have to either now or in the new year, for the passage.
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming., I said, “Face The Nation” that the Republicans hope that they could pass a proposal that would be acceptable trump and both chambers remained. He suggested that could be in the form of a stopgap bill extending the funding until January or a longer-term bill, including money for border security
“There are a lot of things you need to do with border security,” he said. “It is a physical barrier, but also the technology, the personnel, the enforcement of, all of these things, and our current laws are in some way an incentive for the people in this country illegally, and you have to go through the great risk, and possibly great harm.”
On ABC News’ “This week,” Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, urged the senators on a bill she helped push earlier this year, $ 2.5 billion for border security, including physical barriers, as well as the technology and border patrol agents.
“There is absolutely no excuse for shutting down the government to this Problem or a different Problem,” said Collins, the from your proposal: “I hope it was good enough for the President … It is a compromise, and the people will come to the table in good faith on both sides. We must prevent a government shutdown.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.