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Kasich: Another Government Shutdown ‘Just Not Going to Happen’

PAM KEY

Monday on CNN’s “At This Hour,” former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), also a political analyst for the network, said there would not be another government shutdown.

Kasich said, “I think this is a lot of posturing right now. You’ve got these members of Congress who are going to try to work something out. I think they will try. The question is, are there people in that room who are willing to make some compromises?”

He continued, “We’re not going to shut the government down again, that’s just not going to happen. The president couldn’t take that. The people don’t want it. So if he doesn’t get any agreement here, he’ll probably declare some kind of national emergency, it’ll go to the courts, it’ll be fought there, and then that’ll kind of be the end of it.”

He added, “The other likely scenario is that he wants this wall, wall, wall, you’re going to end up with something along the lines of a smart wall. Democrats know the border needs to be protected. Everybody believes that. The question is how? I think they will figure out something here. If they don’t, he will make some limited executive order and life will go on. If I were a federal employee and watching this, I wouldn’t be laying awake at night. I think there will be a way to keep the government open and move forward.”

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