House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to talk about the threat of a government shutdown and more.
On how the reports of chaos in the White House impact the House: I know the media loves getting infatuated with these kind of stories, but I was in a meeting with the President at the White House on Wednesday right in the middle of this stuff and just like many of these other stories that you've seen come out in the past when your in a meeting with the President its all business and he's focused on getting the economy back on track. (2:15)
On the economy: This is an incredible victory for the American worker. These are the men and women who have been left behind for the past 8 years. You know the economy is doing so good that Obama was giving a speech today trying to take credit for how the economy is doing after wrecking the economy for eight years. Finally we're seeing great economic growth because we cut taxes. (5:07)
On Trump threatening to shut the government down: Overall, there is twelve total bills that fund all of the government. The Department of Defense is one bill. There's eleven other bills. Right now we're in conference committee on nine of those twelve bills. Republicans and Democrats are actually working right now to get these issues resolved and were pretty close on a lot of these items. There's some differences on a few, but in the meantime we're going to continue working. One area where we don't have a agreement is that we want to build the wall with President Trump and obviously you've seen Democrat resistance to this and we're in a big disagreement on that. I don't think you're seeing a movement toward a government shutdown. (8:16)