House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Dems agreeing to fund The president’s wall on the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the negotiations to avoid a government shutdown was a “non-starter.”
Nancy Pelosi said “It depends what they have to say, but not wall funding. I think we’ve made that clear. Wasn’t that clear? I mean we will see what they come up with in terms of disaster assistance we will see, but in terms of wall funding, that is a non-starter and I think they know that.”
Pelosi: Wall Funding Is a ‘Non-Starter’ https://t.co/Zr5ZdLBZbT
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Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Thursday that funding for the wall is a “non-starter” for reaching a deal on a bill to fund the government.
MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt asked Pelosi if Democrats could support anything beyond a clean continuing resolution, which would authorize funding.
“There seem to be some discussions ongoing on the floor of the House right now among Republicans around trying to pass the short-term funding bill. They’re discussing adding wall funding, there’s also potentially adding disaster funding—is there any situation you think Democrats could support beyond a clean continuing resolution?” Hunt asked.
“It depends what they have to say, but not wall funding. I think we’ve made that clear, wasn’t that clear? We will see what they come up with in terms of disaster assistance,” Pelosi said. “We will see, but in terms of wall funding, that is a non-starter and I think they know that.”
Congress is approaching the deadline to pass a funding bill to avoid a partial government shutdown. One major issue of negotiation is President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the southern border, for which he has requested $5 billion. More
A funding bill without it included is a non-starter for most Americans. We want a secure border with a wall and here’s the proof below…
Dear Nancy, We have a little news for you… The Build The Wall GoFundMe tops $7.1 million. Raised by 117,076 people in just short 3 days! It also has 1.3M shares.
Ok, Nancy, what’s your plan? The status quo? Not acceptable.
— Keith Maniac, from Guatemala (@CutItOutPutin) December 20, 2018