Pence On Shutdown Fight: ‘No Wall, No Deal’

Vice President Mike Pence at the Pentagon on Aug. 9, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

Vice President Pence vowed Thursday that President Trump would not back any deal to reopen the government without money for his proposed border wall, a sign the government shutdown will likely be headed into its fourth week this weekend.

“Walls work. … It’s not a debatable point,” Pence said during a 45-minute press briefing in the Capitol with two dozen reporters. “No wall, no deal. Because walls work.”

But Pence clarified that the president has made “no decision” about whether he will declare a national emergency at the border, and he called on Congress to approve the $5.7 billion in funding that Trump wants for his wall or steel barrier on the southern border.

“Our conviction is that Congress should do its job,” Pence added.


Read more at The Hill.



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