GOP Senator Calls For End Of Shutdown Without Deal On Trump’s Border Wall

January 3, 2019 5:34 p.m.

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said Thursday that Congress should pass a continuing resolution to re-open the government without reaching a deal on President Donald Trump’s border wall, according to a Hill report. 

“I think we should pass a continuing resolution to get the government back open. The Senate has done it last Congress, we should do it again today,” Gardner said. “We can pass legislation that has the appropriations number in it while we continue to get more but we should continue to do our jobs and get the government open,” he added, referring to funding for border fencing that Democrats had previously agreed to.

Gardner is up for reelection in 2020 in a purple state that Hillary Clinton won over Trump in 2016, and will likely walk a moderate tightrope over the next year.

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