Hegseth on Border Security Battle: Dem Party 'Has Gone So Far Left It's Unrecognizable'
Border battle is about 'resisting Trump,' Hegseth says.
Pete Hegseth said the ongoing border security battle highlights just how far to the left the Democratic Party has drifted.
A partial government shutdown entered a 19th day Wednesday, as Democrats and the White House have been unable to come to a compromise over funding for border security, including President Trump's long-promised border wall.
On "Outnumbered," Hegseth lamented that the Democratic leadership is not interested in cooperation or compromise, just denying Trump a victory on one of his signature campaign promises.
"The reality is the Democrat Party has gone so far left it's unrecognizable," Hegseth said. "So common sense things like a wall and border security are still sensible to regular Americans, [but] no longer palatable to Democratic leadership. It's about resisting Trump."
Kennedy said that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) want to "win at all costs."
"They don't care what it takes, they don't care what the collateral damage is, in terms of federal workers who don't get paid or border agents' positions [that] aren't filled, they want to win the presidency," she said.
She said Democrats want to do "as much damage to the president as possible," particularly on the immigration issue.
"This is the president's signature issue," Kennedy said. "He has softened his language. Democrats have yet to do the same."
Watch the discussion above.