House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy: Pelosi and Democrats caved on Trump’s border barrier demand

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy: Pelosi and Democrats caved on Trump’s border barrier demand

12th February 20190Byadmin

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday the tentative government funding deal shows that Democrats caved on President Donald Trump‘s demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office immediately fired back.

McCarthy said Pelosi had insisted she would provide “‘no money for a wall,'” but in the compromise deal “that’s not the case.”

“The Democrats have now agreed to more than 55 miles of new barrier being built,” the California Republican added in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

In response, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill told CNBC that “there is no wall money in this agreement” and that “Democrats have supported physical barriers in the past.”

“This agreement has the same amount of funding for physical barriers that last year’s omnibus had,” he added.

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