Meadows Blasts Border Funding Disagreement: 'We Spend More Money on Sugar Subsidies'
Republican congressmen Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan appeared Friday on "Hannity" to discuss President Trump's border wall and the partial government shutdown.
The shutdown took effect at 12 a.m. Saturday after the House could not agree to a government spending package by Friday.
Rep. Meadows (N.C.) said that a federal spending deal could not be agreed upon primarily because of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer.
Schumer (N.Y.) said that Trump is "plunging the country into chaos" by threatening not to sign a bill that does not appropriate money for the wall.
Jordan (Ohio) called for the end of the filibuster but said that decision would be up to the Senate.
"It seems to me this is of paramount importance where we should actually say 'United States Senate, maybe you need to change that so we can get this done,'" he said.
Meadows added that the current Congress should have put a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Trump's desk, but that the president has been "more than reasonable."
"We spend more money on sugar subsidies than we do on building a wall to secure our nation," he said. "I find that just incomprehensible. ... It is time that we put something on [Trump's] desk."
Jordan said that Democrats need to shift their focus away from opposing the president.
"They're so concerned about stopping President Trump from accomplishing things. Let's just focus on what's good for the country."
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