Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said President Donald Trump’s tweet today threatening a government shutdown if a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was not funded is not “helpful.”
I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018
Partial transcript as follows:
BRENNAN: Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson joins us this morning from Green Bay. Welcome to the show. Senator, the president-
JOHNSON: Morning Margaret.
BRENNAN: – tweeted this morning that he may shut down the government if he doesn’t get border wall funding. You’re the chair of the Homeland Security Committee. Should we expect a September shutdown?
JOHNSON: Let’s hope not. I think hopefully most of the appropriation bills will actually be passed a little more-a little better prioritization of spending. So I certainly don’t like playing shut down politics.
BRENNAN: And how damaging would that be for Republicans ahead of the November race?
JOHNSON: I don’t think it’d be helpful, so let’s try and avoid it.
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