Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell (D) said President Trump is not showing "responsible leadership" in threatening a partial government shutdown over border wall funding.

Dingell said the $5 billion Trump wants can be "spent better," including on other national security measures.

"This isn't the way to take a stand," she said on "Outnumbered Overtime" Friday. "Not one Democrat doesn't place national security as our number one priority."

Melissa Francis asked Dingell why she cannot vote for the $5 billion wall appropriation if Democrats previously voted for even more wall funding.


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Dingell said she openly welcomes compromise with Republicans on nearly any issue, but again denied that the wall money is necessary.

She said her Detroit-area district has working class people on one end and the "progressive" college town of Ann Arbor on the other end, and that she always wants to hear from both sides.

"I'll work with anybody for what's the right thing but [the wall] is not the right thing," she said.

Dingell's husband, former Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) recently called for the abolition of the Senate and Electoral College to help improve the fairness of Congress.

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