Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused Wednesday to negotiate border security, even if President Donald Trump reopens the federal government rapidly, Vice President Mike Pence recounted following the conference.
Pence detailed a minute throughout Wednesday’s White House shutdown meeting with Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. President Donald Trump asked Speaker Pelosi if she would work out border security and wall financing if he opened the government quickly. “The Speaker of your home said ‘no,'” Pence recounted. He believed at that point the president “thought there was no longer any reason to be talking at this conference.”VP
Mike Pence recalls the moment President Donald Trump asked Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she would work out border security and wall funding if he did quickly open the federal government and she flatly declined saying “No” #shutdown #walkout pic.twitter.com/BuZZY3uozb
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President Trump went out of the meeting, announcing on Twitter, “Just left a conference with Chuck and Nancy, a total wild-goose chase.”
Pence said talk with leaders continued afterward.
The vice president stated the deal put in front of Democrats during Wednesday’s conference consisted of not just President Donald Trump’s top priorities for securing the southern border and resolving the crisis there, but also the concerns of Democrats.
Pence indicated the 60,000 people being nabbed coming throughout the border every month, two thirds of which are households and unaccompanied minors. “It’s not a circumstance that our Border Patrol system was ever designed to deal with,” he stated requiring reforms and a wall.
The vice president stated it should be stressful to 10s of millions of Americans and numerous thousands of federal workers that Democrats’ only answer is “we will not negotiate.”
” The president stated, if I open the federal government now would you then work out border security and the Speaker stated ‘no.'”
Pence directed Americans to call their Congress member and Senator on the problem of securing the southern border and handling the humanitarian crisis there.
” Congress should simply do their task,” Pence stated with significant focus.House Minority
Whip Steve Scalise and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen also provided details of the conference.
” I believe the president was really calm in attempting to continue to put different choices on the table to solve this major crisis at our border,” Scalise told reporters outside the White Home. “Last night [the president] laid out some of the issues and obstacles we’re facing as a nation and how we can get a service.”
” Today what he did was begin to provide some more ideas,” Scalise stated. He said their teams worked over the weekend, “however at some point the other side needs to put a counter deal on the table. ‘No’ is not a legitimate answer if you’re major about fixing this issue.”
Experts tasked with securing the nation have actually put the expense of moving towards securing the border at $5.7 billion, a number Scalise referenced. He then rebuked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for jokingly using just one dollar to attend to the problem of border security. He stated her reaction and refusal to propose a counteroffer is not fair to those Americans missing a paycheck under the shutdown.
Scalise strongly specified that nobody knocked a hand on the table as had been reported.
” On the behalf of the Department of Homeland Security I’m simply completely dissatisfied,” said Secretary Nielsen. “This is a crisis. It is a humanitarian crisis. It is a security crisis and the truth is that walls work.” She stated everywhere they’ve put up walls it has worked to lower prohibited immigration by 90-95 percent.“
Do you wish to stop the smuggling between ports of entry? You need a wall. Do you wish to stop the human anguish that’s pulled in between the walls? You require a wall,” stated Nielsen. “It’s not an or, it’s an and,” she said referring to the need and prepare for protecting the border both at ports of entry and in between them.
Michelle Moons is a White House Correspondent for Breitbart News– follow on Twitter@MichelleDianaandFacebook