Cornyn Blames Pelosi for Border Stalemate -- 'Wanting to Make a Political Point'
Sunday on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) commented on the border debate, accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of “wanting to make a political point” instead of working with President Donald Trump on a deal. “Unfortunately, this reflects some of the worst of Washington, because this really has not been about border security. This hasn’t even really been about the money. It’s been about Ms. Pelosi wanting to make a political point, and to deny the president something that he would consider to be a win,” Cornyn told host John Catsimatidis. “The only question is – is this going to be something that both Ms. Pelosi and the president can essentially agree to where both get a win?” he continued. “But we don’t need to shut down the government again.” Cornyn went on to say securing the border “used to be something that was not particularly partisan. “But now, because of the politics of the Trump era where Ms. Pelosi wants to deny the president any wins on any issue, it’s been harder for us to work through these [issues],” he added. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent