Rep. Reschenthaler On Shutdown: “We Have To Take This Stance”

Congressman says wall is necessary for protecting SW Pennsylvanians

Paul Rasmussen
January 11, 2019 - 10:11 am
Guy Reschenthaler

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WASHINGTON (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — President Trump took the government shutdown fight to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, edging closer to declaring a national emergency in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall.

Congressman Guy Reschenthaler says there's an urgent need for it.

“We have people literally dying in Southwestern Pennsylvania because fentanyl is being shipped across the border illegally,” Reschenthaler said in an interview Friday on "This Morning with Gordon Deal" heard weekday mornings from 5 to 6 on KDKA Radio.

“It’s literally killing people in my district so we’ve got to do something to secure that southern border.”

Some 800,000 federal workers missed their first paycheck Friday.

Reschenthaler backs the president's strategy.

“Unfortunately, because the democrats refuse to allot funding and do the responsible thing to close the border to illegal drugs, I think we have to take this stance,” Reschenthaler said.

The partial shutdown will become the longest in U.S. history on Saturday.

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