Swalwell says Dems won't budge on wall or make tradeoffs for Dreamers

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellTrump reignites criticism of McCain months after senator's death Swalwell jokes about 'bad decisions' after bleached-hair yearbook photo resurfaces Dem lawmakers unveil Journalist Protection Act amid Trump attacks on media MORE (D-Calif.) said in an interview that aired Friday on "Rising" that Democrats will not make any tradeoffs for Dreamers or agree to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification MORE's demand for $5 billion to build his proposed southern border wall. 

"The Republicans control the White House, the Senate, and the House. So if they can't sort out a budget among themselves, Democrats are ready to deal and give votes for their budget," Swalwell told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Thursday. 

"That will not include building a wall or making any tradeoffs for Dreamers," he continued. "We've offered to have security at the border. We believe in that, but a $5 billion wall, we don't think is a good use of money, especially when only 6 percent of the last billion dollars that was given has only been spent."

Swalwell's comments come as the possibility of a partial government shutdown looms over Congress after President Trump declared at an Oval Office meeting earlier this week that he would accept blame for a government shutdown if he does not get his requested $5 billion in funding for a border wall.

Democrats have instead offered $1.3 billion for border fencing and barriers. 

Republicans in Congress have said they do not have a plan to avoid a shutdown in time for Christmas and are waiting for Trump to signal what kind of funding bill he is willing to sign. 

— Julia Manchester