White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders criticized incoming house speaker Nancy Pelosi this week over the standoff on funding the border wall. Sanders implied that Pelosi is putting her speakership above border security and she’s right.
Sarah Sanders: Pelosi Is Trying to ‘Protect Her Speakership and Not Protect Our Borders’ in Shutdown Standoff
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told “CBS This Morning” Friday that President Trump was “willing to negotiate” with Democratic leadership over funding for the border wall to end the partial government shutdown. She accused Democrats of being “unwilling” to begin the negotiations.
“I’m not going to negotiate in the press, but the president has been willing to negotiate on this point and the Democrats have not been willing to do anything,” Sanders said in reference to the $5 billion number Trump had initially demanded in border funding.
“It’s a very sad day when we can’t get Democrats to even show up for work and sit down with us and have these conversations and try to help make real solutions and get something done,” she emphasized…
“Nobody wants anybody to struggle,” she said. “Nobody wants the government to be closed, that’s why we’re asking Democrats to sit down and negotiate something they actually support. The real question here is, Nancy Pelosi is only looking to protect her speakership and not protect her borders and that’s why she’s unwilling to negotiate with us and unwilling to make any type of a deal and unwilling to help do what is necessary.”
Pelosi doesn’t care how this looks and that’s obvious. She also has the benefit of a media which is fully on her side.