President Donald Trump is mulling the idea of closing the U.S.-Mexico border crossings, as Democrats are leaving him with “no choice,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Appearing on Fox News Tuesday, Sanders put the possible border closing on the heads of congressional Democrats for “leaving us no choice” but to do so.
Democrats have long pushed back at President Donald Trump when it comes to his desire to secure additional funds for border wall construction, as well as his national emergency declaration.
Sanders noted closing the southern border “is not the path the president wants to take, but they’re leaving us with no choice because they’re unwilling to work with us to fix the problem.”
She blasted Democrats for being “too busy playing politics, instead of doing their jobs.”
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"Democrats in Congress are leaving us no choice. This is not the path the president wants to take, but they're leaving us no choice because they're unwilling to work with us to fix the problem." pic.twitter.com/UTRuBMaZvb
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 2, 2019
Trump’s threat to close the southern border comes as the U.S. Border Patrol saw the highest number of apprehensions of immigrants attempting to enter into the U.S. illegally in a single day in over ten years last Monday, as well as U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner in El Paso, Kevin McAleenan, declaring last week the sector reached a “breaking point.”
However, the idea of the southern border closing and the unknown duration of it being closed has some worried about the economic toll it would cause.
As IJR Red reported, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) expressed that he is concerned of the “economic toll” but hopes “talk of dramatic action on the border actually gets Congress to start moving.”