Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted his support for President Donald Trump for doing what he “had to do” by promising to sign a continuing resolution to fund the government for three weeks even though border barrier funding was not secured.
The Texas congressman’s Friday tweet also came with the observation that Democrats will finally “be forced to debate border security” instead of focusing on the weeks-old partial government shutdown.
“Mr. President, you did what you had to do,” Crenshaw, who has consistently called for a border barrier, tweeted. “Now House Democrats will be forced to debate border security and not a shutdown. And I’ll be on Homeland Security Committee to do just that.”
Mr. President, you did what you had to do.
Now House Democrats will be forced to debate border security and not a shutdown.
And I’ll be on Homeland Security Committee to do just that. https://t.co/UBS7OqWspb
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 26, 2019
Several hours earlier, Crenshaw tweeted a Newsweek article about Trump’s plans to sign the continuing resolution along with a challenge for Democrats who insisted for weeks that they couldn’t negotiate while the government was shut down. (RELATED: Sarah Sanders Starts The Clock On Anti-Wall Democrats — They Have ’21 Days’)
The President is yet again compromising. The consistent Democrat talking point over the last few weeks has been this: “we don’t mind discussing physical barriers, we just can’t talk about it with the government shut down.”
I hope they meant it. https://t.co/RtuNPLrYCM
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 25, 2019
To Crenshaw’s point, ending the shutdown before negotiating has been a key talking point of late for Democrats. Even California Rep. Katie Hill, who has expressed an interest in voting for some border barrier funding, insisted that President Trump “stop using federal workers’ lives as a political pawn” while calling for both sides to “go to the table” on the issue.