Rep. Steve Scalise demanded Nancy Pelosi resume negotiations with President Trump Friday or step aside entirely; saying she should “authorize someone else” to spearhead budget talks with the White House.
Scalise was speaking with Fox News when he weighed-in on the longest government shutdown in American history after President Trump abruptly canceled the Speaker’s international trip.
“Hopefully it provides her more opportunity to go and sit down with the president, because President Trump has been clear from the beginning of this,” Scalise said. “He’s laid out what the security experts have said it’ll take to keep our country safe and secure the border.”
“She’s refused to offer anything on the table. It’s time for that to end. She’s got to start negotiating or release everybody else and let someone else negotiate for her since she’s been unable to at least show any willingness,” Scalise added.
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PELOSI PANNED: Steve Scalise Slams ‘SHUTDOWN NANCY’ over State of the Union Delay
Rep. Steve Scalise slammed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Wednesday after she urged the president to delay his State of the Union Address; asking what the leading Democrat was “afraid of hearing.”
“#ShutdownNancy shut down the government, and now #SOTU. What are Democrats afraid of Americans hearing? That 17,000+ criminals were caught last year at the border? 90% of heroin in the US comes across the southern border? Illegal border crossings dropped 90%+ in areas w/ a wall?” posted Scalise on social media.
#ShutdownNancy shut down the government, and now #SOTU. What are Democrats afraid of Americans hearing? That 17,000+ criminals were caught last year at the border? 90% of heroin in the US comes across the southern border? Illegal border crossings dropped 90%+ in areas w/ a wall? https://t.co/PzIQ3kxapM
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 16, 2019
Pelosi called-on the White House this week to delay the annual address or submit the president’s comments in writing should the government remain closed at the time of the event.
SCALISE: Democrats' ‘Call for Violence’ a DIRECT Threat to Democracy
Rep. Steve Scalise urged his congressional Democratic colleagues to tone-down their outrageous calls for violence Thursday; warning the protests and confrontations with GOP politicians across the country pose a “direct threat” to American democracy.
Scalise -who was critically injured when a lone gunman opened fire during a congressional baseball practice- called-out Rep. Maxine Waters and former Attorney General Eric Holder for inciting “anger, harassment, and violence.”
“Despite the continued reports of politically motivated threats or violence, Democratic Party leaders have worked to keep this anger burning and incite even more harassment and violence,” writes Scalise.
“Beginning with my own near-death experience at the hands of a deranged shooter who sought to assassinate a baseball field of Republicans, there is a growing list of violent or threatening actions taken against conservatives by Democrats,” he adds.
“If this is going to stop, it must start with Democratic leaders, who need to condemn, rather than promote these dangerous calls to action,” Scalise says.
Read his full article here.