Washington (CNN) — A day after President Donald Trump offered his plan to end the shutdown and fund a border wall in exchange for temporary protections for groups of immigrants, Democrats stood by their demand to reopen the government before negotiating about the border.
“Let’s not hold the American people, especially the federal workers, hostage to these negotiations,” South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, a member of Democratic leadership, told Fox News. “And hopefully we will open with what he has put on the table, and let’s go back and forth on this and see where we can find common ground.”
The article goes on to state the following:
The Democratic rejection came as Vice President Mike Pence made clear the GOP intended to go forward with the plan the President outlined, positions that combined to show little tangible progress toward ending the longest government shutdown on record.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 20, 2019
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) January 20, 2019
Unfortunately, @realDonaldTrump keeps putting forward one-sided and ineffective remedies.
There’s only way out: open up the government, Mr. President, and then Democrats and Republicans can have a civil discussion and come up with bipartisan solutions.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 19, 2019
Mr. President, there is no reason to have large parts of the federal government shut down while we debate appropriate border security and immigration policies.
Let’s follow the House’s lead this week & sign into law the bills that House/Senate negotiators have already agreed on.
— Senator Chris Coons (@ChrisCoons) January 20, 2019
Hostage-taking is not governing.@realDonaldTrump needs to reopen the government, then we can consider responsible solutions to bolster border security. #Democrats support sensible border security measures.
— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) January 19, 2019
Democrats have already passed 9 separate bills to reopen the government.
All Trump has to do is put the American people first. https://t.co/G9owO5ozRz
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) January 20, 2019
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Thank you for your concessions. Democrats look forward to working with you on a comprehensive immigration bill that includes DACA. But we can’t do that in a shutdown. We will never allow a shutdown as a negotiating tactic. Need to reopen government first. https://t.co/eAV6byDXxB
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 19, 2019
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