Freedom Caucus Chair Threatens Shutdown Over Border Wall

Jonathan Swan, Axios, July 10, 2017

House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows says the next government spending bill, which needs to be passed at the end of September, must fund the construction of President Trump’s border wall, or else there’ll be a government shutdown.

Mark Meadows and Donald Trump

Mark Meadows and Donald Trump (Credit Image: © Cheriss May/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)

In an interview with Breitbart’s Washington editor Matt Boyle, Meadows predicted there’d be enough Republicans to block any funding package that doesn’t include money for Trump’s wall.

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Reminder: In May, after Trump was deeply dissatisfied with his first deal to avoid a government shutdown, the President tweeted that the U.S. might need a “good shutdown” in the fall to fix the “mess” in Washington.

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