Chris Wallace: 'If They Shut Down the Government, That's Going to Last Awhile'
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace joined Shepard Smith on Friday to react to a possible government shutdown and the latest negotiations on a short-term spending bill.
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a stop-gap spending bill that would avert a full government shutdown. The bill, also known as a continuing resolution, now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to face an uphill battle.
Senate Democrats have said any spending bill must include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects from deportation some illegal immigrants brought to the country as children.
After meeting with President Trump at the White House on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement, “We had a long and detailed meeting. We discussed all of the major outstanding issues, we made some progress, but we still have a good number of disagreements. The discussions will continue.”
"To me, what that says is this is going to go on until late this evening," Wallace said, speculating that the Senate will never pass the House bill, but they could pass a shorter-term continuing resolution to keep the government open for several days while deliberations continue.
He said if Republican and Democratic lawmakers don't see a potential compromise by late Friday night, however, then they likely will shut down the government.
"And I think if they shut down the government, that's going to last awhile."
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