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Pallone Statement on President Trump’s National Address

January 8, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement on President Trump’s national address this evening:

“Like many Americans, I am appalled by President Trump’s fear mongering and deception in tonight’s remarks. For years the president has blamed immigrants for our nation’s challenges while promising an expensive, wasteful and unnecessary wall. Now he has held our nation hostage and shutdown our government for weeks in a pathetic attempt to build this wall. The President should be ashamed.

“Last week, House Democrats swiftly voted to reopen our government by passing legislation that had already passed the Republican Senate. We can debate the future of our nation’s immigration system but doing so by closing the government is irresponsible and dangerous for working families. It is time for the president to abandon his extreme and divisive tactics and reopen the government for the American people.”