Thune Statement on President’s Proposal to End Shutdown

Thune Statement on President’s Proposal to End Shutdown

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today released the following statement after President Trump announced a new proposal to reopen the government while also securing the border.

“The president today announced an extremely reasonable and fair proposal to provide border security and fully reopen our government, which I encourage my Democrat colleagues to review with open minds. The president’s new offer not only reopens the government and secures the border, but it also provides legal protections for hundreds of thousands of individuals who came to this country as minors and thousands more seeking safety in our country.

“I sincerely hope that Democrats avoid rejecting this common-sense proposal out-of-hand. Instead, I urge them to view this as the welcome deal that it is: one that provides the border security Democrats say they support and incorporates several humanitarian priorities for which they’ve previously advocated. This is a strong proposal with bipartisan ideas, and I look forward to making progress towards finally ending this shutdown.”

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7 Replies to “Thune Statement on President’s Proposal to End Shutdown”

  1. Anonymous

    There’s a bill waiting to be voted on that contains a billion dollars for border security. And it would reopen the government, exactly like you asked for. Be truthful John and say Wall when you mean it. Trump brought nothing with this proposal.

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  2. Anonymous

    Thune always wants to look like he’s doing something without actually doing it. Trump makes a derogatory tweet about our native people and Thune’s big response is “I wish he wouldn’t tweet so much.” He sits on the sidelines until it’s time to take a pheasant hunting picture to help him get reelected.

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    1. Anonymous?

      You don’t have any idea what you are talking about. With your expertise, how would you get more done in Washington? Go back to your Dollar General register. Senator Thune is a credit to our state, whose savvy has gotten him (and our state) in a special position.

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    2. Anonymous

      Nice try, idiot. You left out the rest of his quote: “Wounded knee is obviously a very tragic part of our state’s and nation’s history and is not something to be joked about.”

      Reply

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