Top Dem: Shutdown over border wall would be 'height of irresponsibility'

Top Dem: Shutdown over border wall would be 'height of irresponsibility'
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Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinTrump AG pick: I won't be 'bullied' by anyone, including the president Live coverage: Trump AG pick grilled on Mueller probe at confirmation hearing Senate Dems set to take aim at new Trump attorney general pick MORE (D-Ill.) on Sunday said it would be "the height of irresponsibility" for President Trump to allow the government to shut down over funding for the proposed wall along the Mexican border.

“That would be the height of irresponsibility,” Durbin told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Durbin said Trump does not want a government shutdown to “define” his first 100 days in office. 


White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney on Friday offered Democrats concessions on ObamaCare payments in exchange for border wall funding. But the office of Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerCardi B expresses solidarity with federal workers not getting paid Government shutdown impasse is a leveraging crisis Overnight Health Care: Dem chair meets Trump health chief on drug prices | Trump officials sued over new Kentucky Medicaid work rules | Democrats vow to lift ban on federal funds for abortions MORE (D-N.Y.) instantly rejected Mulvaney’s proposal.

Congress must pass legislation to continue funding the government by the end of the week in order to avoid a government shutdown.

Durbin on Sunday called the border wall an “outlandish proposal,” adding that the United States cannot afford it.

“I hope the president will back off,” said Durbin.