White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday that the president would like to get something done on DACA but needs Democrats to “do their jobs.”
The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal from the Trump administration regarding their executive order to end DACA, and one White House reporter asked if Trump would still be aiming to get a legislative fix to DACA before the March 5 deadline.
“Absolutely he’s encouraging them to get something done,” Sanders said of Trump and Congress. “That’s why he laid out exactly what he expected to see in a proposal that would not only help solve the DACA problem but also provide border security.”
“The president went above and beyond,” she continued. “It’s sad that Democrats aren’t willing to come to the table, get something done and do their job. The president is still hopeful and we’ll continue pushing forward.”
“We’re still hopeful that something happens on this and Congress will actually do its job,” she concluded.