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Gohmert on Trump Temporary Government Reopening

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Washington, January 25, 2019 | comments

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today on President Trump’s announcement to temporarily reopen the United States government: 

“Today President Trump placed a February 15th deadline on border funding negotiations. If Democrats refuse to provide law enforcement  with the tools they need to secure our southern border, the president made clear he has the Constitutional authority and will wield that power to give our law enforcement and troops the means they need to gain control of our own border.

Now that the government is open, it is time to see if Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats will stay true to their words and actually negotiate a deal that will protect American lives by simply funding a barrier that will alleviate crime, bloodshed, sex trafficking and other heinous acts of violence. 

Thankfully, we have a president who understands the dire need to secure the border with a physical barrier. It’s time for Democrats to stop obstructing because they hate the president and do what’s best for the country. They know walls work or Democrat leaders would not have them constructed around their homes.

Congress must work together to make border security a top priority. It is my promise to those I serve to continue fighting for border barriers where we need them and a secure border everywhere.” 

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