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Walled Off From Reality: Congressman Doggett on Disappointing Trump Speech

January 19, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2019

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

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Walled Off From Reality: Congressman Doggett on Disappointing Trump Speech

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lloyd Doggett released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s disappointing announcement that he is not reopening government:

“President Trump has walled himself off from reality. His purported ‘compromise’ is as phony as his claim that a costly wall will protect us from a nonexistent crisis. In addition to 800,000 public servants wrongfully denied pay, Trump is only seeking more hostages with which to bargain.

Paying this outrageous ransom would only encourage more hostage-taking and shutdowns within months. He offers Dreamers little more than what courts have already provided. I do agree with one Trump comment: The claimed impact of his plan is truly ‘unbelievable.’”

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