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The White House has made it clear that top Democrats in Congress will be facing a difficult battle if they try to advance their agenda for re-opening the federal government from the partial shutdown, now nearing the two-week mark.
In a statement Tuesday night, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders slammed a shutdown-ending pitch by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., calling the plan “a non-starter.”
“President Trump made a serious, good faith offer to Democrats to open the government, address the crisis at our border, and protect all Americans,” Sanders said in the statement. “We have heard nothing back from the Democrats, who so far have refused to compromise. Speaker Designate Nancy Pelosi released a plan that will not re-open the government because it fails to secure the border and puts the needs of other countries above the needs of our own citizens.