Gov. John Bel Edwards’ take on Trump’s prime-time address on border security, shutdown

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging the Trump administration and Congressional Democrats to reach an agreement that will put an end to a federal government shutdown that has stretched on for nearly three weeks.

“We need to reopen the government. That ought to be the first concern,” Edwards told The Advocate on Wednesday after a news conference. “Border security is important. There ought to be enough overlap in common interests to where if both sides can sit down and talk in good faith, they can work through this.

“They need to get it done and get the government open and resolve this issue,” he added…


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