Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) discussed the ongoing partial government shutdown over border wall funding.
Harris blasted President Donald Trump, accusing him of “holding the American people hostage over his vanity project.”
“The president is holding the American people hostage over his vanity project. That’s what’s happening,” Harris said. “This is a crisis of his own making. I find it outrageous, and it would be fascinating if it weren’t potentially so destructive to sit back and think that he’s talking about issuing an emergency order over a crisis of his own making.”
According to Harris, Trump is using “political manipulation” in the fight over the border wall.
“[I]t is not only irresponsible, and we can sit back and talk and drink our coffee and talk about this is outrageous, it’s actually harmful on a daily basis to real people who have a right to believe that their government and its leaders will act in their best interest and not in their selfish interest,” she argued.
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