January 23, 2018 / 8:07 PM / 7 months ago

Senate Democratic leader says border wall offer 'off the table'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he had withdrawn an offer to provide some funding for Republican President Donald Trump’s desired border wall with Mexico because it had been part of a larger agreement that was not honored.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“That was part of a package ... The wall offer is off the table,” Schumer told journalists.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Lisa Lambert

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