Government shutdown: Cory Booker and Bob Menendez reject deal other Democrats accept

Government shutdown: Cory Booker and Bob Menendez reject deal other Democrats accept


By:  Herb Jackson
NorthJersey.com

 

New Jersey Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker broke with many of their fellow Democrats on Monday and opposed a Republican offer to end the government shutdown and then hold talks on immigration and budget issues.

“Nothing in this legislation gives me any confidence that in three weeks Congress won’t end up exactly where we are today," Menendez said in a statement. "I would have much preferred a two-day, three-day or even week-long extension that forced Democrats and Republicans to stay in Washington and negotiate."

Read full story here