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Daines, Tester react to President Trump speech

Posted at 6:47 AM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 08:47:11-05

BILLINGS – Montana Sens. Steve Daines, a Republican, and Jon Tester, a Democrat, released statements Tuesday night in reaction to President Trump’s first Oval Office address on border security.

“I’m here at my desk in Washington, D.C., and I just finished watching President Trump address the nation,” Daines said. “I agree with President Trump, we have a crisis on our southern border. Mexican meth is coming into Montana and destroying families across our state. Congress must come together and do the right thing. And until they do so, they shouldn’t get paid. I stand with our border patrol agents and I’m asking that my pay be withheld until we get this issue resolved.”

Tester added:

“Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate already passed legislation to reopen the government and secure our borders. It is time for the President to work with both parties to protect our local communities and put folks back to work.”