by Countable | 1.20.18
Welcome to Day 1 of the 2018 Government Shutdown.
Still, members on both sides of the aisle are finding time to tweet about the shutdown. Here’s what they’re saying:
President Donald Trump put the blame on the Democrats, tweeting:
Democrats are holding our Military hostage over their desire to have unchecked illegal immigration. Can’t let that happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined other Republicans in labeling it the "Schumer Shutdown" in dishonor of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:
One year into the Trump presidency, Democrats can't shut down the booming Trump economy so they shut down the government instead. This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators. Do your job Democrats: fund our military and reopen our government #SchumerShutdown— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 20, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell likewise blamed Schumer and his party:
As for Sen. Schumer, the New York Democrat tweeted about the #TrumpShutdown:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) echoed Schumer’s remarks, tweeting:
But House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) wasn’t having any of that. He, too, echoed Schumer’s tweet:
In 2013—the last time we found ourselves in this position—here is what Senator Schumer said: "No matter how strongly one feels about an issue, you shouldn't hold millions of people hostage." He was right! You shouldn't. But that's exactly what he and his party are doing now. pic.twitter.com/nXfIzPGY1s— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 20, 2018
Mick Mulvaney, the Republican Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), weighed in on the dueling Twitter trends of "Schumer Shutdown" and “Trump Shutdown”
OMB Dir. Mick Mulvaney responds to dueling Twitter trends 'Schumer Shutdown' and 'Trump Shutdown': "My favorite is still a Schumer Shutdown, so, it has that nice little ring to it, doesn't it?" https://t.co/z7uidyMjOE pic.twitter.com/BpgKUFCSuL— ABC News (@ABC) January 20, 2018
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) pointed out that this would have been the first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration:
It is unfortunate that the first anniversary of @POTUS’ inauguration is marred by the #TrumpShutdown No one can remember a time when one party controlled the House, Senate, and @WhiteHouse and presided over a government shutdown. This is a serious failure of leadership.— Colleen Hanabusa (@RepHanabusa) January 20, 2018
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), took a more bipartisan approach to the blame:
I am not going to support continuing this fiasco for 30 more days. It’s time Congress stop the cycle of dysfunction, grow up, and act consistent with the values of a great nation.https://t.co/bu3G0ih74F— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 19, 2018
And Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) also pushed for a bipartisan solution:
These constant crises are no way to govern&are a disservice to the people of Hawaii, our troops&our country. It’s long past time to stop kicking the can down the road, put aside partisan bickering, work through our differences & reopen the govt. The American people deserve better— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiPress) January 20, 2018
Now you know what they’re saying, what do you have to say? Hit Take Action and tell your reps what you think of the situation and what Congress should do to reopen the government. Then share your thoughts in the comments below.
(Photo Credit: scottiebumich / iStock)
Written by Countable
I heard Paul Ryan’s speech today filled with self righteous indignation saying the dems don’t care about sick kids. Who has tried for years to repeal the ACA, introduced and tried to pass a health bill that took insurance and medicaid from millions, and suggests reducing SS and Medicare may be the way to pay for the tax plan that benefits the rich? Paul Ryan, the GOP and PITUS??Oh yea that’s who so Me Ryan really needs to get off his hypocritical soapbox.
Maybe Congress would negotiate a little more seriously if their paychecks stopped during a shutdown!!
It’s hard to justify shutting down the government on behalf of non Americans at the expense of all Americans.
Nobody said anything about unchecked illegal immigration, you lying obstructionist twit! I’m so sick and tired of trump’s ill informed incompetence, disrespectful attitude and stupidity! This is all on him and the complicit republicans with their holier than thou hypocritical speeches and tweets. Thank you for your efforts to bring sanity into the fray Senator Graham. I’m requesting that my senators, Mr. Hatch and Mr. Lee, follow his example and support his actions.
Again, the crazies! Dreamers are Americans in all but paperwork. Just because the stock market is up does not mean we are acting in the best interest of all. Democrats please stick to protection of DACA recipients. Drag along any republican who has a conscience. Do not make this a fight over military. Citizens believe in both. Compromise, but do not deport. Fund both. Do not go along with trump’s reality show.
Washington, Jefferson, and Adams are all rolling in their graves. The Democrat party, effectively the collectivist party or even socialist party today, has decided to shut down our government in order to try to advantage illegally present aliens over citizens. Absolutely shocking, but not unexpected.
A TRUE LEADER and STATESMAN doesn’t spend time during a crisis tweeting, pointing fingers and pontificating. They come up with solutions. You’re about to see the true POWER OF DEMOCRACY in action. Guess what? Our finger is on the button too. And our button is bigger than yours.
To be clear with my representatives, I fully endorse the shutdown until DACA is addressed. Republicans have proven to not be believable when they say they’ll address it later. DACA could have been taken care of over the past 12 months if republicans were serious about it.
This demonstrates an inability to govern on both sides. I really don’t care who you try to blame for it.
HOLD THE LINE DEMOCRATS !!!! KEEP THE REPUBLICANS FEET TO THE FIRE THAT THEY HAVE STARTED BY THEIR REFUSING TO SIGN A BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT !!!! FRY THEM UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER OR UNTIL THOSE CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICAN TRAITORS VOTE TO REINSTATE AND ENFORCE ALL OF THE LAWS PROTECTING OUR CONSTITUTION, BILL OF RIGHTS, CIVIL RIGHTS, EDUCATION, ONE ORGANIC PERSON ONE VOTE,TAXATION WITH REPRESENTATION,ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS WITH SCIENCE BASED OVERSIGHT, AND FLIP THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AWAY FROM RUSSIA AND CHINA !!!! HOLD THAT LINE !!! HOLD !!!!! FORCE THEM TO CAVE LIKE THE COWARDS THEY ARE !!!!
The shutdown stays until the passage of article 25 section 4. There is ample evidence that 45 is unable to discharge his duties and need to be removed from office immediately! ☄️predictit.org
Republicans control Congress and the Executive branch. Republicans cannot govern. This is #trumpshutdown. Not all your constituents have drunk the Kool Aid and watch Fox News. Bottom line... Fix DACA. Fund CHIP. Do your job and put country before party.
Shame on all of them. Keep the peoples budget pure and pass one. Quit adding your personal self serving items to the budget and then AcTually work on your other issues. So sad to watch the behavior of so many of you. Your comments, blame and finger pointing are worse than a two year old and no one believes you or trusts you. Do you guys think we are so stupid that you can keep acting so worthlessly?
Conservatives, let the Libs and Dems show how they put illegal aliens in front of our Federal Employees and Military. Stand firm and don’t give any attention to the petulant children that the Democrats have become. Americans Always Before Criminals!!!
The Republicans and The Orange Man in the White House OWN this! Wake you Frump supporters!! This is on YOU TOO!!
Defund Planned Parenthood, Defund all abortion providers, do some good for the pro-Life movement as Roe V. Wade Anniversary on Monday. Refund the government with a LONG TERM PLAN instead of these short term plans!
Call this the Bigoted Shutdown because this shutdown is due to the racist, bigoted, and flat-out ignorant Bigot-in-Chief and his third Reich gop that supports his terrible ideals. It is crystal clear what this hateful administration stands for, not a United States but a hateful divided country. It is always apparent that representatives that were born to immigrants in this country and then turn around and want to wipe away how their family came over are wrong and ignorant. The Manchurian wants to do away with how his family care over, as well as getting rid of millions of American’s that dare to Dream!!! This is 100% the fault of the Bigot in Chief and his third reich republicans!!!
The pseudo sanctimony of Republicans makes me sick. If they want to wrap themselves in a cloak of Americans First - then where’s the funding to rebuild the still hurricane devastated AMERICAN Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico? The Dreamers ARE America. Minors brought to this Country by their parents have broken NO laws.
No DACA, No CHIPS or any funding of a wall= no support from me! Whose idea was it to include full funding of Trump’s wall??? No wall, period! Not even if Mexico or anyone else pays for it! NO WALL!!!! NO TRUMP!!!! NO RIGHT WING WACKOS!!!!
No one goes home until everyone grows up, and keeps their word Put what is needed in the budget We need people We do not need an idiotic wall Line the freaking border with public employees Create jobs Make a human wall Buildings will be needed Tech will be needed Put people to work Kids need healthcare We need a strong military We need DACA We need our people