Rubio knocks Democrats over meaning of 'compromise': It 'means when 3 or 4 Reps vote with the Dems'

Rubio knocks Democrats over meaning of 'compromise': It 'means when 3 or 4 Reps vote with the Dems'
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration Ocasio-Cortez's favorable, unfavorable ratings up: poll Rubio, Menendez request probe into administration's nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia MORE (R-Fla.) on Monday knocked Democrats over the meaning of a "compromise" amid stalled negotiations to reopen the government, saying that compromise for Democrats "means when 3 or 4 Reps vote with the Dems."

Rubio, who made the comment in a tweet, also questioned "what happened" to the "need to compromise."


"The current Democratic position on shutdown is 'no compromise' & @POTUS unconditional surrender on border security. What happened to all the lectures from commentators about the need to compromise? I guess for them 'compromise' means when 3 or 4 Reps vote with the Dems," Rubio tweeted.

There have been few indications that the ongoing shutdown is nearing an end, with Democrats and Republicans still at odds over President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE's demand for a wall along the southern border.

Democrats have vowed not to approve any funding for the wall, while Trump has said he won't sign a bill to fund the government that doesn't include at least $5 billion for the wall.

The shutdown over the weekend became the longest in history and is now in its 24th day. 

Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency to begin construction of the wall, though recently he has appeared to back away from that idea as lawmakers have warned of the likelihood that it would be met with an immediate legal challenge.