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 RubioFrustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump GOP senators work to get Trump on board with new disaster aid package 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."

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"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 TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' 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.