Senator Lindsey Graham says President Trump is “not going to give in” on the shutdown fight over border security funding.During an interview Sunday, Graham said the President should open the government for a short period of time before he pulls the plug on solving the funding issue through Congress.
It is officially the longest federal shut down in U.S. history, as the White House and congress continue to be at an impasse over border security. Congress has adjourned until Monday, and there are no signs of a compromise spending deal coming anytime soon. President Trump said he’s holding off for now on declaring a national emergency over the border, and is calling on Democrats to make a deal to end the shutdown.
President Trump holds his first ever address from the Oval Office, declaring a “crisis at the border” and arguing for funding towards the border wall.
A democrat congressman breaks with his party regarding building a southern border wall.
Senior White House staff officials will be gathering at the Camp David presidential compound for a “staff retreat” to discuss the administration’s priorities for 2019. According to Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney planned the meeting, which President Trump will join on Sunday.
Newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump are expected to meet on border security, to help end the partial government shutdown. The two will meet Friday at the White House joined by other congressional leaders, after House Democrats passed a provisional spending package which did not include funding for the border wall.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump isn’t backing down from his calls for border security. Speaking to reporters Friday morning, she said the president has always been willing to negotiate, but won’t put national security at risk. Sanders called the situation at the border a “humanitarian crisis”, and suggested the president has the support of the American people, because they want to feel safe.
Congressional leaders will return to the White House Friday for talks to resolve the ongoing government shutdown. White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters the proposed meeting would take place a little before noon on Friday.
OAN Newsroom UPDATED 12:30 p.m. PT – Weds. January 2, 2019 President Trump meets with his cabinet as the partial government shutdown enters its 12th…