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Ultimatum: Rep. Meadows Threatens Govt Shutdown If No Funds for Wall

Democrats aren’t the only party in disarray. Republicans continue to stalemate on what exactly the official agenda in Congress will be, and now rather than coming to a compromise it’s looking more like civil war.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), head of the House Liberty Caucus, is publicly threatening to lead a government shutdown if Republicans don’t include funds in the budget for President Trump’s promised border wall.

The problem is two-fold: first, more moderate members won’t agree to it and, second, more conservative members are wondering what happened to the promise of Mexico paying.

In short, it’s chaos on the Hill, and it’s only going to get worse.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

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House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Breitbart News exclusively that the next government spending bill must fund President Donald Trump’s promised border wall, or there will likely be a government shutdown.

In a phone interview on Monday morning, Meadows—the chairman of the most influential group of House conservatives in Congress, the House Freedom Caucus—said that there are enough members in Congress to hold the line against any funding bill that does not explicitly provide for the beginning of construction of President Trump’s border wall. What’s more, Meadows says, his conversations with President Trump indicate that the president is supportive of such efforts and would veto—or refuse to sign—any government funding bill that falls short of the commitments necessary to begin construction on the border wall.

“There is nothing more critical that has to be funded than funding the border wall for two reasons,” Meadows, a key ally of President Trump, said in his phone interview with Breitbart News. “One is it is a commitment that the president made to the American people and one that he intends on keeping, but the second part of that is for our national security we must secure our borders. And the American people will accept no less.”

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