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Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that House Republicans are in “lockstep” and “all together” on the issue of border security amidst an ongoing partial federal government shutdown, offering his remarks in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.
Green said, “The Republican Caucus, usually we tend to not stick together. As you know, the Democrats seem to be able to stick together better than we do, and they’ve done that in the past. This time, we’re lockstep. We know this issue is critical. It’s worth putting a stake in the ground and saying, ‘We’re not giving in.’ The American people want border security. This president has sort of said, ‘How about 234 miles?’ and ‘How about 2,000 more law enforcement officers?’ and ‘How about 750 more border patrol agents?'”
Green continued, “[Donald Trump] has made, I think, a great effort to use 21st century technology on the part of border security, and [Democrats] are just ignoring it. They don’t want to negotiate. They have no interest in it. We’re lockstep. We’re all together, and we’re not giving in.”
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Green added, “[Democrats] came to us today with, ‘What if we just opened it for 14 days or for 21 days?’ Any promises they make at this point have no merit.”
Pollak responded, “Right. You say, ‘Let’s open it, again,’ and at the end of 14 days — if they don’t want to come to an agreement — you’re in the same position you’re in now, and you’ve lost the support of your own side.”
Green replied, “Yes. That’s right.”
Mansour segued to the issue of health care.
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“This whole standoff is not what the American people want to happen,” said Mansour. “We didn’t vote for this gamesmanship going on. We want a wall. We voted for a...
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