Last week, Adam reached out after House Democrats successfully passed legislation to end Trump’s shutdown.
Since then, President Trump used the Oval Office to push for his wall in a prime time national television speech replete with falsehoods and fear mongering, and walked out of negotiations with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Now he’s publicly weighing the declaration of an unprecedented “national emergency,” claiming it would give him the power to build his wall, no matter what Congress says.
Making matters worse, yesterday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a new effort to pass a bill to reopen the government in the Senate.
As a result, today, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are receiving paychecks in the amount of $0.00, and there’s no end in sight thanks to Trump and McConnell.
We need to keep up the pressure on the GOP to end this abusive shutdown, and put people back to work. And we must fight any assertion that the failure of the president to get Mexico to pay for his pet project is some kind of “national emergency.” If we don’t resist this abuse of power, we can expect more of the same.
Thanks for helping us fight back,