The White House is trying to hold jittery congressional Republicans in line on the 19th day of the partial government shutdown, with no end in sight to the impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for a wall at the U.S. -Mexico border.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) echoed Pence's account of the meeting, adding that Democratic leaders "want to just argue".
He claimed he had "tremendous" support from Republicans, but GOP senators are publicly uneasy about the toll the shutdown is taking on everyday Americans, including disruptions in payments to farmers and trouble for home buyers who are seeking government-backed mortgage loans-"serious stuff", according to Sen.
And it seems that this development did not escape the watchful eye of political commentator Ben Shapiro as well.
Speaking to the nation from the Oval Office for the first time, Trump argued Tuesday night that the wall was needed to resolve a security and humanitarian "crisis", blaming illegal immigration for what he said was a scourge of drugs and violence in the USA and asking: "How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?"
"I think certainly I have expressed more than a few times the frustrations with a government shutdown and how useless it is", Capito said Tuesday. Give me a 25-foot wall and I'll show you a 30-foot ladder.
Schumer said the president stormed out of the meeting during a "temper tantrum".
New U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan says she's willing to discuss providing funding for Trump's proposed wall, but says the shutdown needs to end first. "So she can talk about scanning cars and drones - [but] unless you have a barrier to prevent that foot from hitting USA soil, we will not solve the illegal immigration crisis that we're facing".
"The president threw another temper tantrum, slammed the table and walked out".
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Hacienda Healthcare is cooperating fully with the police investigation, spokesperson David Leibowitz told the media. "I was confused.
Wednesday's vote however received more votes from Republicans than the previous measure as some seek to reach a solution to the shutdown and come to an agreement on border security afterward.
"They're all going to get their money and I think they're going to be happy", he said. Sadly much of what we heard from President Trump throughout this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice.
Trump did not talk about declaring a national emergency, she noted.
Trump has said he can relate to the plight of the federal workers who aren't getting paid, though he acknowledged they will have to "make adjustments".
Some of those from the caravans who are still hoping to get into the U.S. watched Trump's address Tuesday on television sets inside shelters in Tijuana, just on the other side of the U.S. -Mexico border.
Schumer said Trump "just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration".
The bollard-style corrugated steel border fence now advocated by Mr. Trump once garnered broad support among Democrats.
"They continue to want to argue", McCarthy said. Some say Trump's hardline policies are slowing processing for migrants, creating an overwhelming bottleneck at the border.