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Here's what Wisconsin senators, representatives are saying after Trump's address

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MADISON, Wis. - After President Donald Trump addressed the nation amid a government shutdown, Wisconsin representatives in the U.S. Congress are sharing their opinions on what should happen next.

Here's what the Wisconsin politicians are saying:

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said the president made a "strong case" for border security. He added that it is time to "end the politics."

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Here's what the Wisconsin politicians are saying:

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said the president made a "strong case" for border security. He added that it is time to "end the politics."


U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin tweeted after the address that the "American people shouldn't pay for this lie," referring to Trump's campaign promise that Mexico would pay for the wall. She called for the government shutdown a "national crisis" and said it is the president's job to end it.


U.S. Rep Bryan Steil (R-District 1)

Republican Rep. Bryan Steil, of Janesville, said he is "frustrated with the logjam" amid the government shutdown. In a tweeted statement, he called for border security and an end to the government shutdown.


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-District 2)

Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan, of Madison, said in a tweet before the address that the government shutdown is threatening vulnerable communities. He demanded to know "why President Trump is on the brink of letting countless Americans go hungry."

The #TrumpShutdown is threatening vulnerable communities who rely on programs like SNAP just to survive. My colleagues and I are demanding to know why President Trump is on the brink of letting countless Americans go hungry during this needless shutdown. pic.twitter.com/Wj01zYaHup— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) January 8, 2019



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