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With a shutdown on the horizon, retiring House Republicans are simply not showing up for work

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With just days left before a possible partial government shutdown, a number of retiring House Republicans have been failing to show up for votes in the weeks since the midterms, The New York Times reported Sunday.

President Trump vowed last week that he would “own” a possible government shutdown in an effort to secure funding for a wall on the country’s southern border.

“I will take the mantle,” Trump said during a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “I’m not going to blame you for it. The last time you shut it down, it didn’t work. I will take the mantle of shutting down, and I’m going to shut it down for border security.”

But in the days since that meeting, Trump has repeatedly blamed Democrats for refusing to support funding for the wall — even as his own party has acted inadvertently to stymie efforts and slow the process.

Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good Border........

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