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Could there be a Government Shutdown Over Funding for the Border Wall?

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  • Source: Dan Bongino
  • 06/11/2022
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White House counselor and former Trump campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said today that “all options are open” when asked about the president possibly shutting down the government in a dispute over funding for the border wall.

On Fox and Friends, host Steve Doocy said to Conway that it didn’t seem like the president would get funding for the border wall in the upcoming spending bill and asked about the possibility of a government shutdown.

Conway replied, “The president is keeping all options open.  I don’t know if there’s anything he [Trump] has been more explicit or consistent on in the last three and a half years.”

She called on Congress to act, and said that they failed to meet the President’s demands on immigraiton.

The Hill reports,

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) warned Trump Thursday against initiating a partial government shutdown over wall funding. 

“I said we shouldn’t ever want to shut down the government,” Shelby told reporters when asked about the discussion at the White House.

“I think maybe he agreed, I don’t know,” he said of the president’s response.

Congress has until Dec. 7 to fund the rest of the government after lawmakers failed to approve seven of the 12 individual funding bills before the end of the fiscal year deadline.

Watch Kellyanne Conway’s comments on the border wall on Fox And Friends:

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