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Connect to Congress: Gallagher talks China, border security and 'blue wave'

U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-8th District, appears on Good Day Wisconsin April 6, 2018. (WLUK image)

(WLUK) -- U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-8th District) joined FOX 11's Robert Hornacek on Good Day Wisconsin Friday to talk about several issues facing the country. The interview was part of FOX 11's Connect to Congress initiative. Here are some of the issues Gallagher addressed:

On China's response to tariffs:

I think we have to be very careful as we go forward that we don't do something that will disadvantage our farmers here. A trade war could be disastrous for Wisconsin farmers. I think we need to be very targeted when we go after the Chinese.

On President Donald Trump's plan to send National Guard to southern border:

We definitely need to secure the southern border. What's interesting to me is this used to be a bipartisan position. Obviously, President George W. Bush did this. President (Barack) Obama did it. So, I think there's ample precedent for doing it. I don't want it to let Congress off the hook. By that I mean I don't want this sort of short-term, emergency activity to convince my colleagues in Congress that we don't have to take action.

On Gov. Scott Walker's warning of a possible "blue wave" in November:

I think history suggests that the mid-terms are always difficult for the party that is in power. So, I think the governor is right to sound the alarm. I think everyone needs to work extremely hard. This may sound naive: I don't spend much time personally thinking about it because the constant election cycle and all the money that is spent on all of these races is really what prohibits us from fixing problems.
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