Lieu: There is No Border Crisis Justifying Govt Shutdown

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) stated that “there is no crisis at the border that justifies a government shutdown.”

“No civilized nation on earth shuts down its own government,” said Lieu. “The truth is, there is no crisis at the border that justifies a government shutdown…

“The truth is, the shutdown is not about protecting our border, it’s about Trump’s failed campaign promise. He promised Mexico will pay for his wall. He has been unable to get Mexico to pay for his wall, so he decided to take the mantle and proudly shut down our government. That is wrong, and the American people know it.