Here’s the cold, hard truth: Republicans wanted this shutdown.
Trump said months ago that the United States “needs a good ‘shutdown.’” And now, while millions of Americans wait for the GOP to do their jobs so their government can reopen, the president is still too busy playing politics.
Funding the federal government is one of the most basic tasks of Congress. With Republicans in control of both the House and the Senate, they had plenty of opportunities to act. Instead, they chose to hold health care for millions of children hostage and refused to protect the rights of millions of immigrants brought to our country as children.
The first wall of resistance against this extremism is in the states, where Democrats are fighting for our schools, health care, and families – but reopening the federal government must be a top priority.
This can’t stand.
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