Democratic Leaders Call on Trump to restore the work of the Government
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called on US President Donald Trump to re-open the government and stop the shatdown to continue discussions on border security.
“We can restore the work of the government and continue to work on policy disagreements. We can protect our border without an inefficient and expensive wall. And we can accept legal immigrants and refugees without putting security at risk. Our proposal is simple: President, restore the work of the government, and we will be able to work on resolving our disagreements on border security. But stop this shatdaun now, “said Schumer during a joint speech with Pelosi.
He noted that the president used the Oval Office to invent a crisis and divert attention from the mess in his administration.
Pelosi also said that Trump should stop creating a crisis and should restore government work.
Earlier, in a televised address to the Americans, Trump announced a growing crisis on the border with Mexico. According to him, thousands may die due to migration-related crime, the goal of which are both immigrants and Americans. Trump also cited several examples of brutal murders committed by illegal immigrants. At the same time, he said that America is proud to accept legitimate immigrants. The President noted that the wall on the border with Mexico “will quickly pay for itself,” including through a lucrative trade agreement with this country.
He also said that he expects the government’s “shutdown” to stop following its meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday.
A number of US ministries and departments, including the State Department, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and Agriculture, have reduced their work since December 22. Trump requires more than $ 5 billion in new funding for border security, refusing to sign the budget otherwise. The democrats, who received a majority in the House of Representatives as a result of the November elections, are ready to allocate no more than 1.3 billion additional funds.