Wanted to make sure you saw that Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump-McConnell shutdown was not a mistake. The shutdown meant 800,000 Americans missed two paychecks, thousands of contractors went unpaid, and the American people who rely on government services suffered. Not only that, but the shutdown cost the economy $11 billion.
In poll after poll, the American people hold President Trump responsible for the month-long government shutdown, and a recent Washington Post article points out that even his supporters are blaming him for the shutdown and urging him to re-open the government now. Key excerpts:
Yesterday, the President said: "When it comes to keeping the American people safe, I will never, ever back down." But shutting down the government for 25 days and putting undue stress on hardworking TSA agents who are forced to work without pay is not making Americans any safer. Instead, it’s putting them at risk and causing chaos at our nation’s airports. Read more about how the shutdown is impacting air travel here: