Sen. Braun: "I Don't See Any Movement From Either Side" To End Government Shutdown
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Indiana Republican Senator Mike Braun says he doesn't see any movement from either Democrats or Republicans to end the government shutdown.
In an interview Wednesday with 93 WIBC's Tony Katz, Senator Braun says the shutdown is "at the point where [Congress has] to get something done."
Sen. Braun accuses Democrats of prolonging the shutdown.
"President Trump said that we're going to get something to put some border security in place and the Democrats have gone and [done] an about face from where they were willing to do so much here recently and now they're digging in politically," says Sen. Braun.
Senator Braun believes the funding for a border wall with Mexico should come out of the federal budget because funding it by the President declaring through a national emergency may not work.
"I think if it did go to a declaration as a national emergency, it would immediately get caught up in the courts and I don't know that it would accomplish what we all want to see done," says Sen. Braun, who says he would still support the President's decision if he were to declare border security a national emergency in order to try and start construction on a border wall.
The partial government shutdown has been ongoing since Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.
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