January 22, 2018 / 12:10 AM / 9 months ago

Senate Republican predicts U.S. government to remain shut Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John Cornyn predicted on Sunday that the U.S. government would remain shut on Monday, as lawmakers meet to negotiate an end to the impasse, Fox News Channel reported.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) talk to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

When asked by reporters if the government would remain shuttered on Monday, Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said, “Right now, yeah. I do.”

Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Paul Simao

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