Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamKyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Hillicon Valley: Amazon's Alabama union fight — take two McConnell will run for another term as leader despite Trump's attacks MORE (R-S.C.), an on-again-off-again ally of President TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report MORE, made it clear he would not support legislation to reopen the government that doesn't include funding for a wall along the southern border.
"To Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP senator knocks Biden for 'spreading things that are untrue' in voting rights speech Sen. Ron Johnson: Straight from the horse's mouth Clyburn says he's worried about losing House, 'losing this democracy' MORE and the House Democrats: No Wall Money, No Deal," Graham tweeted on Friday.
His tweet comes as talks have stalled between Democratic leaders and the White House.
Republicans have repeatedly accused Democrats of failing to take negotiations seriously. The administration recently floated $2.1 billion in border security funding, which was rejected by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y,). Democrats have said they are not willing to go beyond their $1.3 billion offer.
“There’s not a single Democrat talking to the president of the United States about this deal,” acting chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyTrump's relocation of the Bureau of Land Management was part of a familiar Republican playbook Jan. 6 committee issues latest round of subpoenas for rally organizers The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - To vote or not? Pelosi faces infrastructure decision MORE told The Associated Press. "We do expect this to go on for a while.”
On day seven of the partial government shutdown, it appears increasingly more likely the House won't act on legislation until Democrats take back the majority next month.
House GOP leadership advised members there would be no votes this week as they wait on the Senate to act.
The lower chamber passed an amended version of the Senate-passed continuing resolution just ahead of their Christmas recess that would provide $5.7 billion in border wall and security funding and $8.7 in emergency disaster relief. The measure does not have the support needed to pass the upper chamber.