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Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) joined NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ with Chuck Todd to discuss the government reopening and ongoing border security negotiations.

Excerpts of Leader McCarthy’s interview can be found below, or you can watch the full video here.

“I don’t know why someone would celebrate a status quo. I watched the President in every one of these meetings offer a reasonable solution. I watched then-Leader Pelosi spend a new historical time on the floor of the House – 8 hours – talking about DACA. We don’t have DACA solved, when we could have. We still have a problem at the border. We don’t have that solved.”

“Her stance was ‘not one dollar for a wall, we’re not going to do anything.’ That it’s immoral. And I don’t believe that’s where her members are as well. Because if you listen to her own Chair of Agriculture, said ‘Give Trump the money.’  Her Chairman of Armed Services says walls work. Even her number two says walls are not immoral. She is out of step with her own base.”

“If Democrats have always in the past voted for some barrier and now they’re not going to because it’s being offered by President Trump, that’s politics. That means we would still have a crisis at our border…They have changed the course of what they voted for in the past…Now they will not because it’s President Trump? I think that’s wrong.”