WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued a statement today after President Donald J. Trump was quoted saying, “I am proud to shut down the government for border security,” during a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi.
“President Trump is willing to put a halt on government funding and services while also taking credit for it. The President of the United States is the last person who should advocate for shutting down our government, and it is clear from his televised admissions that he is unwilling to negotiate, and that indeed he is making a demand. There must be no funding allocated for a border wall – that’s final. While the President continues obstructing our government, I will work with likeminded pragmatists on both sides of the aisle to effectively secure our borders through the use of low-cost, modern technology.”