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Schumer: Wall Funding is Off the Table

The Senate minority leader still does not seem to understand that he is in the minority.

By NTK Staff | 01.23.2018 @3:15pm

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told reporters on Tuesday that he pulled his offer to President Trump to fund the president’s border wall in return for DACA protections for 800,000 Dreamers.

“[Wall funding] was part of a package,” Schumer said after passing a continuing resolution without DACA protections. “We’re going to have to start on a new basis, and the wall offer’s off the table.”

The Senate minority leader told reporters that he had expected the president to sign onto a deal that included wall funding and the DACA package, but he accused the Trump of scuttling that deal.

Democratic inflexibility on Trump’s signature proposal could set up a similar situation to the recent government shutdown.

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