'A Semantics & Politics Game': Lisa Boothe, 'Outnumbered' Panel on Partial Gov't Shutdown
The panel on Outnumbered Monday discussed the political fallout amid the continuing partial government shutdown.
The shutter took effect Saturday at 12 a.m. after the House could not agree to a government spending package by Friday.
Lisa Boothe said that Democrats will likely want to wait until the next Congress -- when they gain control of the House -- to gain leverage in the negotiations.
"This is more of like a semantics and politics game than it is about policy," Boothe, a Fox News contributor, said, noting that Democrats in the past have supported a physical barrier along the U.S. border.
She added that Democrats will "hunker down more than anything" because they don't want to allow President Trump a success.
Buck Sexton agreed with Boothe that the shutdown will continue for a while, given that the next election isn't until 2020.
He said that Democrats may be concerned that a border wall would actually be effective.
"That's what’s driving a lot of the angst from their side," Sexton said.
Jessica Tarlov argued that Trump should be blamed for the shutdown.
"The Republicans look silly going on about the $5.7 billion for border wall security, which is not the top priority, after they were perfectly happy to shut it down over health care, which affects every single American," she said.
Lisa Boothe also said that the debate over whether a border wall would be effective comes down to "common sense."
"If you're walking, and there's a big wall in front of you, are you not gonna turn around?" she asked.
Watch more of the discussion from "Outnumbered" above.