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

Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawSecond night of GOP convention outdraws Democrats' event with 19.4 million viewers GOP sticks to convention message amid uproar over Blake shooting The Hill's Convention Report: Mike and Karen Pence set to headline third night of convention 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 TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance 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.