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 RubioSenate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees Overnight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal Bipartisan senators reintroduce bill to prevent Trump from withdrawing from NATO 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 TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees 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.