Chris Hayes Grills GOP Rep. in Fiery Clash: Wasn’t Mexico Supposed to Pay for the Wall?!


Last night on MSNBC, Chris Hayes faced off with Congressman Michael Burgess (R- TX) over the government shutdown fight on a wall that President Donald Trump pledged on the campaign trail would be paid for by Mexico.

“I don’t get it,” Hayes asked. “Why are we shutting down our government to get our taxpayer money to pay for the wall that Mexico is going to pay for?”

Burgess said this is only the “first step” in the border security push and “the pay-for part may well come later.”

Hayes pressed on Trump’s campaign slogan and repeatedly asked Burgess about Mexico paying for it.

“You keep asking the American people to pay for something that the president promised…” Hayes started.

Burgess countered that he’s “getting distracted.” Hayes responded by saying, “The President said it hundreds of times… Get Mexico to pay for the wall if you want a wall so bad!”

“And they will,” Burgess said.

“So then go get them to do it!” Hayes responded.

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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