Partial government shutdown now the longest in U.S. history
SAN DIEO (KUSI)- The partial government shutdown has affected nearly 800,000 federal employees, national parks, and museums, since its closing on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. The shutdown has now reached its 22nd day making it the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The previous record for the longest U.S. government shutdown in history dates back to Dec. 1995 to January 1996. President Donald Trump is requesting over $5 billion for the Border Wall and if his request goes unapproved, the president has the option to use his emergency powers to get the Border Wall funded. Political and Legal Analyst, Vik Bajaj stopped by this morning to discuss more about the shutdown.