Jim Jordan predicts there will be no government shutdown

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanMcCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader Republicans request update on investigation into ex-FBI official accused of leaks GOP lawmakers rip Dems for calling Cohen to testify MORE (R-Ohio) on Monday predicted there would be no government shutdown this week because the House will pass a funding measure that includes $5 billion for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE's border wall.


Asked during an interview on "Fox & Friends" for a one-word prediction on whether the government would shut down at the end of the week, Jordan said "no."

Jordan said he believes there are enough votes in the House to pass the $5 billion in wall funding, and urged GOP leadership to put such a bill up for a vote.

"This was a central theme, central promise we made the voters in 2016," Jordan said. "Everyone knows just good common sense we should be able to secure our southern border. We need to stand firm and get that done."

Congress must pass a series of funding bills by Dec. 21 to avert a government shutdown, but Democrats and Republicans have been at a standoff over Trump's demands for $5 billion in funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump said during a contentious meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiElise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Our legislators must commit to making children a priority Dreamer: Dems 'should absolutely not' take Trump's immigration deal MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerProtecting our judiciary must be a priority in the 116th Congress Baldwin's Trump plays 'Deal or No Deal' with shutdown on 'Saturday Night Live' Sunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal MORE (D-N.Y.) that he would be "proud" to shut down the government over his wall funding request.

Pelosi has said there are not enough votes in the House to pass Trump's funding request, while Schumer has noted such a bill would not pass the Senate.

The two top Democrats have offered two options for Trump to consider, both of which included just $1.3 billion for border security. 

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday the Trump administration would do "whatever is necessary" to build the wall, even if it meant shutting down the government.

Trump pledged dating back to the 2016 presidential campaign that he would build a wall along the southern border and that Mexico would pay for it.