Senator Lindsey Graham appeared on Fox News to discuss the recent government shutdown.
Graham believes that Democrats hate President Trump so much, that they want to sabotage his agenda, even if border security would help Americans.
USA Today reported on how walls work.
Walls Work,” reads the title of a press release posted on the Department of Homeland Security’s website Wednesday, which makes dubious claims about the progress of construction for President Donald Trump’s promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“DHS is committed to building wall and building wall quickly,” reads the release, which eschews the use of articles in many instances. “We are not replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall. Instead, under this President we are building a wall that is 30-feet high.”
“FACT: Prior to President Trump taking office, we have never built wall that high,” the message adds. The government has built higher walls, but the statement presumably meant to specify it was referring to a border wall.
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The federal government shutdown early Saturday as congressional leaders — and President Trump — failed to strike a bipartisan funding deal, after publicly feuding about how much money to give toward the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Vice President Mike Pence, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney bargained for hours with congressional leaders, but left the Capitol still at an impasse.
There’s unlikely to be a resolution anytime soon: Although negotiations continued on Saturday, the Senate has adjourned until Dec. 27. In a note to her colleagues, incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wrote that there will be no resolution until January, when Democrats regain control of the House.
“Until President Trump can publicly commit to a bipartisan resolution, there will be no agreement before January when the new House Democratic majority will swiftly pass legislation to re-open government,” she wrote.
Most federal operations come to a halt because the government loses its authority to spend money. The services that continue are those that are essential to national security and health, like veteran’s hospitals, Social Security and the military. The U.S. Postal Service will also continue to operate, because it’s an independent body.
On Friday, Trump threatened to shut down the government for a “very long time” if Senate Democrats rejected a funding bill passed by the House that included money to build a wall.
“The Democrats, whose votes we need in the Senate, will probably vote against Border Security and the Wall even though they know it is DESPERATELY NEEDED,” he wrote on Twitter. “If the Dems vote no, there will be a partial shutdown that will last for a very long time. People don’t want Open Borders and Crime!”