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Mike Pence: I Don’t Think the Government Shutdown Was a Mistake

"The American people saw this president is absolutely determined to keep his word to secure our border and end the crisis of illegal immigration."

By NTK Staff | 02.06.2019 @12:53pm

Vice President Mike Pence said that he didn’t think the recent partial government shutdown was a mistake during an interview on CBS “This Morning” on Wednesday.

CBS News’ Jeff Glor asked Pence whether he thought the recent partial government shutdown was a mistake.

“I never think it’s a mistake to stand up for what you believe in,” Pence said. “I think what the American people admire most about this president is he says what he means, and he means what he says, in a very real sense.”

“He said he was determined to get the funding to build a wall and secure our border, and he was willing to take a stand to accomplish that,” Pence added.

“We agreed to reopen the government for three weeks because after talking to Democrat rank-and-file, members of the Senate and of the House, we were told that they were willing to work with us. They were willing to fund a barrier at our southern border and to address the other priorities that the president laid out in that common sense approach,” Pence said. “We’ve taken them at their word. But the American people saw this president is absolutely determined to keep his word to secure our border and end the crisis of illegal immigration.”

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