Playing Politics with Homeland Security

Hosted by

Just hours after Republicans won control of the Senate last November, the new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised no more government shutdowns. But the budget for the Department of Homeland Security still hasn't passed — and the current money runs out on Friday. Republicans are divided over what to do to protest the President's unilateral action on immigration. At stake is the budget for Homeland Security -- including the Border Patrol, the Coast Guard and the TSA. Democrats are warning about a terrorist threat to Minnesota's Mall of America and the need for FEMA workers in the snowbound Northeast. It's politics and public safety with time running out: the deadline is Friday. 

Credits

Guests:
Bob Cusack - The Hill - @BobCusack, Michael Needham - Heritage Action for America - @MikeNeedham, Jonathan Tobin - National Review / Federalist / Jewish News Service - @jonathans_tobin, Gary Segura - Latino Decisions - @GarySegura

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Evan George, Katie Cooper