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

Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawThe Memo: Trump can't let go of McCain grudge Trump keeps up attacks on 'horrible' McCain, despite calls from GOP, veterans Crenshaw to Trump: 'Stop talking about McCain' 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 TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' 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.

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"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.