Members of the U.S. House and Senate have left Washington D.C. for the weekend without solving the border security crisis or a way to reopen the government.
Senate is out. House done with business. Longest government shutdown set in stone— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 11, 2019
So there you have it.
In the meantime, President Trump hosted another border security roundtable at the White House Friday afternoon and called on Democrats to come back to the negotiating table.
Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion! I have been there numerous times - The Democrats, Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our ENTIRE COUNTRY....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019
...The Steel Barrier, or Wall, should have been built by previous administrations long ago. They never got it done - I will. Without it, our Country cannot be safe. Criminals, Gangs, Human Traffickers, Drugs & so much other big trouble can easily pour in. It can be stopped cold!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019
When I took the Oath of Office.... pic.twitter.com/GDhIqteKpv— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence made a visit to U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington, where he thanked agents for their service and encouraged them to hold the line.
Just as everyone in @CBP fights every day to keep our Nation safe, @POTUS and this Administration will keep fighting to BUILD THE WALL and give them the resources and reforms they need to do their job. That’s my promise. pic.twitter.com/FK60VBigDK— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 11, 2019