Nutter: Congressional Republicans “Are Almost Acting Like ISIS”

He says Philly will be put at risk if DHS isn't funded.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

If Congress doesn’t act by February 27th, funding for the Department of Homeland Security will run out.

Mayor Nutter says that would undermine the national security efforts underway in Philadelphia. In a conference call with Democratic senators and other local officials across the country, he said it would force the city to go without reimbursement for rent for the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center as well as training for specialized police and fire units.

“Terrorism is not a game,” said Nutter. “We don’t have time for games.”

Senate Democrats have blocked attempts by Republicans to pass a bill that would fund DHS while also reversing President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

“It is a disgrace that, in my opinion, some members of Congress are almost acting like ISIS, holding funding hostage,” said Nutter.

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