McConnell criticizes Dems for shutdown, claims they embraced border wall until 'the last few weeks'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has joined Oval Office Occupant Donald Trump in blaming Democrats for the current government shutdown over the border wall that both Trump and Republicans featured as a prime issue in both the 2016 and 2018 election cycles.

Clad in a festive red sweater vest and green tie, the Kentucky Republican took to the Senate floor just after noon on Saturday, and, rather than acknowledge that this wall has always faced opposition, McConnell blamed Dems for pandering to a “far-left” base who objects to a wall at the southern border. 

Source: dailykos