Senator David Perdue (R-GA) discusses impact of partial government shutdown

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Senator David Perdue (R-GA) said both sides in the clash over border wall funding are publicly posturing, and he's hopeful for a deal.

Saturday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a senior administration official dug in deeper in their respective stances.

On the Senate floor, Schumer said, "If you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall."

Hours later, a senior administration official told reporters several times that Schumer and Senate Democrats must give into President Trump's demand of more than $5 billion for a border wall.

Saturday evening Sen. Perdue said of those comments, "That's public posturing for their base."

Without a deal in the next few days, the Senate will not return until December, 27th according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

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