by Axios | 2.6.19
Vice President Mike Pence told CBS's Jeff Glor on Wednesday morning he doesn't believe the partial government shutdown was a mistake, saying Americans find it admirable that President Trump "says what he means and he means what he says."
Why it matters: Despite having the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump didn't mention any plan to help Congress secure a budget for 2019 in his entire 82-minute State of the Union address. Congress has until Feb. 15 to strike a deal with the White House or the government reverts back to a shutdown.
Pence also told Glor he can't guarantee the government won't shut down again in 9 days.
WATCH: Can you guarantee there won't be another government shutdown?— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 6, 2019
"Well, I think our hope is that there's not but I can't make that guarantee, @JeffGlor. The simple truth is Congress needs to do their job." -- @VP Pence https://t.co/SwVoAcEVYV pic.twitter.com/ydPKN1vO8t
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