REPORT: Pence meets with reporters on shutdown fight: ‘No wall, no deal’
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Vice President Pence vowed Thursday that President Trump would not back any deal to reopen the government without money for his proposed border wall, a sign the government shutdown will likely be headed into its fourth week this weekend.
“Walls work. … It’s not a debatable point,” Pence said during a 45-minute press briefing in the Capitol with two dozen reporters. “No wall, no deal. Because walls work.”
The article goes on to state the following:
The vice president, flanked by White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway and Acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought, also said that Trump believes he has an “absolute right” to declare a national emergency at the border — a move that would allow him to shift military construction money from the Pentagon to help pay for Trump’s border wall without congressional approval.
Just arrived at Capitol to talk w/ members of Congress about the humanitarian & security crisis at our southern border. @POTUS made clear he will stand firm to achieve the priorities of the American people to build a wall & add personnel, resources, & reforms to stem the crisis.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 10, 2019
‘The president believes he has an absolute right to declare a national emergency,” VP Mike Pence tells reporters in the Capitol
Pence says no decision had been made and acknowledges likely legal action if Trump directs Pentagon to build a ‘wall’
— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) January 10, 2019
VP on border wall: President has an “absolute right to declare a national emergency” but has not made a decision. “The President is going to get this done one way or the other.”
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) January 10, 2019
@VP just wrapped up session with reporters in Capitol basement. Telling us “no wall, no deal” and that no decision made on if @POTUS will declare a national emergency for border funding. @VP calls on Dems to negotiate. “We’re gonna keep standing strong, keep standing firm”
— Mark Meredith (@markpmeredith) January 10, 2019
— Alyssa Farah (@VPPressSec) January 10, 2019
.@VP PENCE in Capitol: “No wall, no deal. Because walls work.”
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) January 10, 2019
After his meeting with reporters on border security, Vice-President Pence took time to chat with a group of visitors in the Capitol Rotunda, two reporters stated on Twitter. The tourists just happened to be in the right place at the right time, Natalie Andrews stated.
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) January 10, 2019
— Natalie Andrews (@nataliewsj) January 10, 2019
Another issue developed, when Pence’s motorcade prevented Bernie Sanders from backing up his car outside the Capitol, but that was eventually worked out!
Mike Pence’s motorocade is blocking Bernie Sanders from backing up his car outside the Capitol.
— Stephen Boyd (@BephenSToyd) January 10, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) January 10, 2019
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