Calls for Bipartisanship Mount Following Government Shutdown

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Due to the intense odds between both parties, many Americans believe that another government shutdown is right around the corner. The president has also discussed declaring a national emergency in order to build the wall.

House Rep. Josh Gottheimer

Earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer stated that America is critically in need of bipartisanship more than ever before. Gottheimer shared his views during an interview with Hill.TV.

His statements subsequently read as follows:

“I think now more than ever, especially in an era of divided government, we have to work together. I think you have to engage and talk. If you just look at the last couple of weeks of the shutdown, I felt very strongly as did my party that you actually have to open the government back up before you had any conversations; but I also believe you have to be having those conversations about making sure that we have tough borders and that we fix immigration.”

Gottheimer’s remarks come as many members in his party continue to affirm their refusal to work with President Trump on the border wall. This is in spite of the fact that the president has offered to make certain concessions on DACA and TPS protections in exchange for the border wall funds.