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PoliticsGOP lawmaker: Pelosi, Schumer have 'American blood' on their hands by not funding wall

02:30  01 january  2019
02:30  01 january  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Schumer, Pelosi: Trump got 'what he wanted' with shutdown

Schumer, Pelosi: Trump got 'what he wanted' with shutdown Democratic congressional leaders hammered President Trump early Saturday as large swaths of the federal government shut down after Congress failed to reach a deal over funding for Trump's border wall. 

Charles Ellis Schumer (/ˈʃuːmər/; born November 23, 1950) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from New York, a seat to which he was first elected in 1998.

On the one hand you have got thousands of Americans who are dead each year because of the Democrats’ refusal to secure the border. He continued, “So the question is going to be how much blood , American blood , you have to have on the hands of the Democrats leaders like Nancy Pelosi

GOP lawmaker: Pelosi, Schumer have 'American blood' on their hands by not funding wall© Greg Nash GOP lawmaker: Pelosi, Schumer have 'American blood' on their hands by not funding wall Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said this week that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have "American blood" on their hands because they have not agreed to fund a wall along the southern border.

Brooks also claimed during an interview on Yellowhammer TV, a conservative political show in Alabama, that "thousands of Americans" die annually because of the "Democrats' refusal to secure our borders."

"Those Americans are dying either because they've been murdered by illegal aliens, vehicular homicides by illegal aliens, or the illegal narcotics that are shipped into our country by illegal aliens and their drug cartels with the drug overdoses that are in the tens of thousands of lost American lives per year," he said, without providing any evidence to support his claims.

Pelosi says she will give "nothing for the wall"

Pelosi says she will give House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi is willing to give "nothing for the wall," she said in an interview clip that was tweeted on Wednesday -- the 12th day of the government shutdown and the eve of the Democratic-majority 116th Congress' swearing in. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats have rejected President Donald Trump's calls for $5 billion of funding for a wall on the southern border.

President Trump is threatening a government shutdown over funds for a border wall , attacking key Republicans ahead of a critical legislative stretch. Republicans privately vented their dismay at the president’s tactics and language — especially his political maneuvering against their colleagues.

Schumer and Pelosi have made a concerted effort to loop in liberal groups that provided potent grass-roots backup in their successful fight against the GOP ’s On health care, Schumer and Pelosi may also soon have to decide whether it’s worth winning funding to stabilize health insurance markets in

"And so the question's going to be, how much American blood do you have to have on the hands of Democrat leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer before they will help us with border security? Or is their craving for power such that they're willing to accept the loss of American life?" Brooks added.

The federal government is currently in a partial shutdown, which was prompted by disagreements between lawmakers over President Trump's demand for $5 billion in funding for the border wall. Democrats have said they will not agree to fund the wall.

Nancy Pelosi Says Shutdown Meeting Was Set Up For Trump To Walk Out.
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