President Trump is holding America hostage as he demands taxpayers fund his border wall, refusing to reopen the government until he gets his cash.
Murkowski disagrees, and says she wants the government re-opened.
“I think we can walk and chew gum,” Murkowski told reporters Tuesday evening.
Lisa Murkowski joins calls for the rest of the federal agencies to open up even before funding fight over border security is resolved, “I think we can walk and chew gum,” she tells us
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 8, 2019
CNN's Manu Raju reports Murkowski is calling for the federal agencies affected by the GOP shutdown to be reopened, which would require Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on bills the Senate previously passed, and the president to sign them.
“I am supportive of a process that is going to allow us to get these six bills through and if we need need to do something with homeland ... let’s do that,” Murkowski added— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 8, 2019
Only three other Republican Senators have said the shutdown should end: Susan Collins, Cory Gardner, and Thom Tillis.
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