Congressman McKinley speaks out on government shutdown


Monday marked day 31 of the partial federal government shutdown and there are still no signs of negotiation between President Trump and Congressional Democrats.

Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) has said he remains undecided as to whether or not he will sign off on $5.7 million in border wall funding in exchange for proposed immigration reform.

Meanwhile, the President has an ally in Congressman David McKinley (R-West Virginia), who agrees that there is a crisis at the Southern border.

“If Nancy Pelosi would just simply go public and say for the next 30 days or so, we will negotiate fairly and honestly, then I think we would open up government,” Congressman McKinley told 7News. “But, no one trusts her. It’s a matter of trust. So, that’s why we have to keep it closed, why Trump wants to keep it closed. We’ve got to get this thing resolved and we have a tool now to get this thing done. I think, I’m hoping the American public will recognize there is a crisis in the Southwest corner. We’ve got to get this thing resolved, but far too many people around in Congress don’t believe there’s a crisis yet.”

Congressman McKinley also mentioned that aside from constructing a barrier along certain portions of the border between the United States and Mexico, he would like to see more border patrol agents on the ground.

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