Neil Cavuto Confronts GOP Rep. on Shutdown: Shouldn’t Both Parties Stop the ‘Nonsense’ and ‘Grow Up’?


Fox News’ Neil Cavuto spoke this afternoon with Congressman Michael Burgess (R- TX) about the shutdown and the lengths President Donald Trump may go to for his wall.

Burgess said, “I think what is going to happen is the President is going to have to exercise his executive authority to move money from the Department of Defense to the border and build the wall in the area that he feels is most important. And I know there are people on my side who don’t like that approach. But at the same time, we just simply can’t go on with this impasse.”

Cavuto noted how there’s a lot of people pinning the blame for this shutdown on the President because “it did start” with him and his demand.

Burgess argued that “right now” Trump is not responsible for any of this, though he conceded he would be if he vetoed a bill that comes to his desk.

Cavuto asked Burgess, “Who’s to stop a Democratic president from making the same argument for a separate issue and holding the government hostage to that?”

Burgess countered that this did happen under recent Democratic presidents, to which Cavuto responded, “Maybe this a signal we should stop that nonsense and both parties should grow up.”

He also challenged Burgess on him agreeing that Trump declaring a national emergency or taking military funds to build the wall is okay, saying, “I talk to retired generals who fear, even those who agree with the president’s concern about the border, that’s a very slippery slope. Be careful what you wish for.”

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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