"I can stand up and say they are right because it's the right thing to do for this country", Morgan said. "It's cold out here, and the temperature wasn't much warmer in the Situation Room". "And he just got up and he said, 'Then we have nothing to discuss.' And he just walked out".
The vote took place shortly after President Trump walked out of shutdown negotiations with Democratic leaders, saying Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated that Democrats wouldn't agree to fund a U.S. -Mexico border wall even if the president agrees to opens up the government.
Schumer said, "The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a thirty-foot wall".
Schumer said the shutdown "ought to end now" and warned that federal workers could miss a paycheck without a speedy resolution to the impasse.
"The president seems to be insensitive to that".
"I just think that using money that is earmarked for our military at a time when our military needs the money that they have to rebuild after eight years of neglect by the Obama administration is not the best way to do this". Instead, he is still demanding that American taxpayers pay at least $5.7 billion for his wall, which can't pass either chamber of Congress and of course Mexico is not paying for. Earlier, the president traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with Senate Republicans, saying afterward, "We have a very unified party". "There was no discussion about anything but solidarity", Trump contended.
Trump is scheduled to visit the southwest border tomorrow and it was not clear whether he still might choose to make the national emergency declaration. But he did not mention that Tuesday night.
After the four major networks made a decision to give President Trump the opportunity to address the nation during prime time at 9 p.m.
President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall in a somber televised address last night in which he outlined the problems the nation now faces because of the lack of a proper barrier along our southern border. What the hell have they done about the border?
"I just listened to Senator Schumer", McCarthy, a California Republican, said.
"I think we might work a deal, and if we don't I might go that route", he said.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has not budged.
Morgan was asked to step down by the Trump administration out of what he chalked up to as crossed wires about his support for the border wall.
Trump said in his address that it is up to Democrats to "pass a spending bill that defends our borders and reopens the government". "And we are certainly not willing to reward a presidential temper tantrum that has shut down the government for 19 days".
The President tried to present his case for increased border security to Congress, and the Left refused to listen.
Trump described the federal employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay as "terrific patriots" and has insisted without evidence that both government workers and the general public support his effort to secure funding for the wall.
In another tweet, he reiterated the call to "fix" the southern border.