Trump Tells Lawmaker If You Aren’t Discussing A Wall Don’t Waste Your Time!

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Article by Bryan Howard

January 30, 2019

President Trump sent advice for the lawmakers on the committee negotiating terms of border security. Trump told the committee to not waste their time if they are not discussing a wall.

Trump tweeted, “If the committee of Republicans and Democrats now meeting on Border Security is not discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!”

The Wall Street Journal notes which politicians are on the committee,

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, Alabama
  • Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
  • John Hoeven, North Dakota
  • Roy Blunt, Missouri

And the following Senate Democrats:

  • Patrick Leahy, Vermont
  • Dick Durbin, Illinois
  • Jon Tester, Montana

The group also includes the following House Democrats:

  • Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, New York
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard, California
  • David Price, North Carolina
  • Barbara Lee, California
  • Henry Cuellar, Texas
  • Pete Aguilar, California

And the following House Republicans:

  • Kay Granger, Texas
  • Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee
  • Tom Graves, Georgia
  • Steven Palazzo, Mississippi


President Trump has arranged for the Government to be open until February 15th in order to negotiate over a border wall, but if they do not give Trump a fair deal he has threatened to take action. It is unclear if Trump will shut the Government down or use a national emergency in order to get his wall.