Boehner ‘Certainly’ Prepared to Let DHS Funding Expire: Senate Dems ‘Would Be to Blame’
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace repeatedly questioned House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Sunday morning over the upcoming deadline for Department of Homeland Security funding, which is set to expire at the end of February, just before Congress goes on a week-long recess.
The House passed a bill funding the DHS that also contained riders rolling back President Barack Obama’s executive order delaying deportations. Senate Democrats blocked its passage, demanding a “clean” continuing resolution. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that the ball was back in the House’s court, which was where Wallace found Boehner Sunday morning.
“The House has acted. We’ve done our job,” Boehner said. “Senate Democrats are the ones putting us in this precarious position. And it’s up to Senate Democrats to get their act together.”
Wallace invoked a rising sense of terror threats, and asked if Boehner and Republicans were prepared let the DHS shut down.
“Certainly,” Boehner replied, adding that Senate Democrats “would be to blame.”
Watch the full clip below, via Fox News, hurray:
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