Rove: ‘Sad for Our Country’ that We Can’t Find Agreement on Border Wall Funding
ROVE: "Yeah, well look, I'm not sure anybody can explain this. Let's put this in context. The fiscal year 2019 federal budget is $4.407 trillion and this fight that we're going through, that's talking about shutting down out a big chunk of the Government is President Trump wants $0.005 trillion for the border wall, that's $5 billion. And the Democrats have offered $0.0016 trillion or $1.6 billion for border security. So we got the difference between $5 billion and $1.6 billion, $3.4 billion out of a $4.4 trillion budget, and we're talking about — because we can't find an agreement, shutting down 25 percent of the Government. And we Chuck Schumer out there saying 'we will never be for the border wall,' and yet, he was one of the 80 members of the US Senate who voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2005, which authorized the construction of 700 miles of border wall and there were 19 people who voted against it in the Senate. It passed the House 283-138, Schumer voted for it, Dianne Feinstein voted for it, lots of Democrats voted for it, and now we can't find agreement on it, and we only get 600 miles of border wall. We haven't even gotten the 700 politics that he voted to authorize."