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Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) joined Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle” to discuss the government shutdown and the ongoing border security negotiations.

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

“I hope every Democrat that serves right over there watched your show tonight. I hope they watched Pierce’s parents. When we’re sitting in these meetings in the Situation Room, and the Secretary of Homeland tries to provide the facts, Speaker Pelosi will just interrupt, because she doesn’t want to hear it. When I would bring up Officer Singh, because Speaker Pelosi and I come from the same state. The individual who killed Officer Singh was arrested in my county. Why? Because he was on his way to Mexico. How can you say it’s not a crisis? How can you say, and the Democrats, everyone in that room, you know what they say? They’re for border security. I ask, ‘What is your definition?’ Who believes if you’re for border security there’s not some form of barrier that protects you?”

“Remember, this shutdown never had to take place. It took 60 votes in the Senate. Schumer created the shutdown. They wanted to have the shutdown. Remember what we’re fighting over: 10% of what we spent last year to foreign aid, to other countries.”