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Thompson: Trump Shutdown Threat Shows He Doesn’t Understand Border Security

Dec 11, 2018
Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the President’s threat to shut down the government to blackmail Congress for wall funding:

“The President is blatantly trying to blackmail Congress by threatening a shutdown to get funding for his wall. The President has a very limited and overly simplistic view of what border security is and clearly has no idea how to achieve meaningful security at our Nation’s borders. Congress must not allow him to waste $5 billion in American taxpayer money on this completely unnecessary and wasteful border wall which will not secure the border.”

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