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House GOP campaign arm blasts top Dem leader for calling border wall ‘medieval’: ‘It makes no sense’

The National Republican Congressional Committee is taking aim at House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries for calling the border at the southern border “medieval.”

Jeffries was on “Pod Save America” speaking about past government shutdowns. He noted the shutdown in 2018 and 2019 during the Trump administration.

“That was because [Republicans] wanted to try to extract billions of taxpayer dollars for an ineffective, medieval border wall,” he said.

 

“After two years of trying to get Congress to reappropriate the funding for smarter, more effective policy interventions, the only way to then spend the money as Congress intended was to then issue a waiver of these laws,” they said. “The language of the waiver was written to ensure that DHS complied with Congress’s 2019 legal mandate that DHS spend the appropriated funds for border wall construction. It is not a statement of the Administration’s policy. ”

“As a matter of policy, the Administration disagrees with Congress’s 2019 mandate and continues to oppose further border wall construction. Nevertheless, DHS must and will comply with the law,” they said.

Jeffries’ office didn’t respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Adam Shaw is a politics reporter for Fox News Digital, primarily covering immigration and border security.

He can be reached at adam.shaw2@fox.com or on Twitter.

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