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Graham Urges Trump to Reopen Government Temporarily Before Emergency Declaration

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Slate

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is one of President Donald Trump's closest allies in Congress, urged the commander in chief to reopen the government for a few weeks in order to keep negotiating his border wall. Once he does that, and if there is no progress, then the president should go ahead with his plan to declare a national emergency, he said. “I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks, before he pulls the plug. See if we can get a deal. If we can't at the end of three weeks, all bets are off. See if he can do it by himself through the emergency powers,” Graham said on Fox News Sunday .

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