GOP's Crenshaw offers 'border denialism' definition amid shutdown negotiations

Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawCongress needs to continue fighting the opioid epidemic Liz Cheney hits back at Ocasio-Cortez over concentration camp comments: 'This isn't model Congress' Republican lawmaker: Plan to #CancelStudentDebt 'is immoral' MORE (R-Texas) on Saturday took to Twitter to offer a definition of "border denialism" as the government remains partially shut down while lawmakers are at odds over President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE's request for a border wall.

Crenshaw said the definition of "border denialism" includes believing barriers can easily be climbed over and believing there isn't an immigration problem.


"Definition of Border Denialism: 1) The belief that physical barriers can simply be 'climbed over'…just like that. 2) The belief that there’s 'no real problem' on the border because 400,000 illegals apprehended on border per year is 'insignificant,' " he tweeted.

"3) The belief that because you can't put a wall everywhere (i.e. the Rio Grande), that you should, therefore, put a wall nowhere," he added.

The partial government shutdown is currently in its third week, with lawmakers unable to reach an agreement over Trump's border wall request.

There have been few indications in recent days that the shutdown is nearing an end, as Trump has continued to pledge that he will only sign a bill that includes wall funding. Democrats, meanwhile, have vowed not to approve any funding for a wall.