House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned Democrats would hold fast to their pledge to oppose border wall funding after President Trump threatened a government shutdown over the issue.
“President Trump’s multi-billion dollar border wall boondoggle is strongly opposed by Democrats and many Republicans,” she said. “Democrats will stand fast against the immoral, ineffective border wall and the rest of Republicans’ unacceptable poison pill riders.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in a separate statement said Trump’s demands for wall funding in a government-funding bill would lead to a shutdown.
“If the President pursues this path, against the wishes of both Republicans and Democrats, as well as the majority of the American people, he will be heading towards a government shutdown which nobody will like and which won’t accomplish anything,” Schumer said.