Menendez: Republicans Gave President Trump a Shutdown Because of Their Unwillingness to Compromise

Menendez: Republicans Gave President Trump a Shutdown Because of Their Unwillingness to Compromise

“This is government on life support – lurching from one short-term continuation of money to another… four Republican Senators voted [with Democrats] not to continue these short-term funding resolutions because they understand that we need to get the hard work of the nation done. Yes, four Republican Senators joined with Democrats to say ‘enough is enough.’ That’s a bipartisan view that ‘enough is enough.’”

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Moments ago, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) went to the Senate floor to explain how Republicans rejected compromise in favor of what President Trump once referred to as “a good shutdown.” Senator Menendez explained how the issue went beyond defending Dreamers, and was actually a sign of Republicans’ inability to govern, especially under the leadership of the chaotic Trump Administration.

Afterwards, Menendez tweeted a short video explanation saying, “How did we get here? Dems offered many compromises to FULLY fund the govt but Republicans rejected them each time. At the end, they chose to give the President what he asked for: “a good shutdown”. GOP must stop this foolishness & agree to end the #TrumpShutdown”

 

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