By Gina Martinez
January 9, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer offered a sharp rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address on the border wall Tuesday night.

Both Democratic leaders accused Trump of “manufacturing crisis” by presiding over a partial government shutdown – now in its third week – in an effort to force funding for the wall.

Democrats have refused to allocate the $5.7 billion in funds.

Read the full transcript of Democrats’ response:

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