Lindsey Graham is officially depressed over the gridlock around trying to find a solution to the government shutdown.
Here’s what he had to say:
So if you were wondering where we are in negotiations on Capitol Hill to get funding for the border wall, I think that probably says it all.
Which isn’t a shocker considering what happened yesterday with Trump walking out of his meeting with Democrats after Pelosi said no to border wall funding.
So we’re still at square one on the border wall funding.
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In related news, Trump today suggested he never said Mexico would write a check for the wall, but they will pay for the wall through the trade deal:
Trump again says, without evidence, that Mexico will pay for wall via trade deal: "When I say Mexico is going to pay for the wall, that's what I said, Mexico is going to pay — I didn't say they're going to write me a check for $20 billion or $10 billion" https://t.co/ggvqU6e3Hh pic.twitter.com/qX0Dtt20uA— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 10, 2019
He always promised over and over that Mexico would pay for the wall, which in my opinion was the dumbest promise he ever made on the campaign trail and it continues to cause him grief over it. I never understood why he’d say such a thing because America is both willing and able to pay for it – we don’t need another country to take care of our border security.
But if we want to argue semantics, he was never explicit about what he meant when promising it that I remember. But he did suggest around the time he became president that Mexico would pay for it indirectly. So if he wants to claim that a trade deal that Congress may or may not approve will pay for it, whatever. I’m just ready to get the wall built so we can better secure our borders.