Senator John Barrbado criticized Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for failing to show up at a bipartisan meeting of congressional leaders with President Trump earlier this week, calling them "incredibly childish."
Read the leader of the Dutch minority Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer outside the meeting after Trump tweeted that he did not expect to reach an agreement with them to keep the government open. Pelosi and Schumer want legislation designed to keep illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers, included in a bill to finance the government before the end of the year.
Barrbado said on "Fox News Sunday" Pelosi and Schumer should have gone to the meeting.
"We need to keep the government open, for me that's what a mature and responsible ruling group does, you're right, it requires bipartisan participation," he said. "I thought it was incredibly childish for Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi not to attend the White House meeting that they had to go to with President Trump.
" I thought it was irresponsible on their part because we have to work together to maintain the open government. I would like to move that date to January or February. We need to finance the government and do it with confidence. "
Democratic leaders have raised the possibility of a government shutdown as the funds will expire on December 8. Schumer said Trump's tweet showed that he is not negotiating in good faith and He called on the president to "stop tweeting and start directing."