Trump to Hold Important Border Security Meeting at White House

  • 2019-01-02
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump to Hold Important Border Security Meeting at White House
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
President Trump has summoned leaders from both parties in Congress to the situation room to discuss the emergent issue of border security. Trump is looking to urge leaders to take action to strengthen the border.

According to Fox News:

President Trump plans to hold a highly anticipated border security meeting with congressional leaders in the Situation Room on Wednesday afternoon, Fox News has learned -- choosing a setting meant to underscore the urgency of the border problem.

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and top House Republicans Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Steve Scalise, R-La., will be in attendance.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is poised to become speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday when Democrats take back control of the chamber, and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plan to attend as well.

The choice of the Situation Room would seem to preclude the possibility of a live, televised meeting, similar to one held last month as the government barreled toward a partial shutdown. The setting is by nature private. In order to enter the Situation Room, participants of briefings are forced to surrender their cell phones.

The situation room is reserved for national security and defense and is being used by Trump to highlight the need for action on the issue.

 Source: TTN
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