Schumer Statement In Response To President Trump’s Speech On The Trump ShutdownJanuary 19, 2019
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s speech on the Trump shutdown:
“It’s clear the President realizes that by closing the government and hurting so many American workers and their families, he has put himself and the country in an untenable position. Unfortunately, he keeps putting forward one-sided and ineffective remedies. There’s only way out: open up the government, Mr. President, and then Democrats and Republicans can have a civil discussion and come up with bipartisan solutions.
“It was the President who singled-handedly took away DACA and TPS protections in the first place – offering some protections back in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but more hostage taking.”