UPDATED 9:08 AM PT — Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
President Trump is continuing to urge Democrats to end the partisan charade and fund a border wall.
On Twitter Thursday, the president asked, “have Democrats finally realized that we desperately need border security and a wall on the southern border?”
He added, the U.S. needs to “stop drugs, human trafficking, gang members and criminals from coming into our country.”
Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country. Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2018
This comes as the government shutdown continues to keep federal workers at home as it enters its sixth day.
On Wednesday, the office of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said it would not schedule a vote for any new legislation Thursday, and would give lawmakers a 24-hour notice of any upcoming vote.