Four republican senators voted against the resolution. Donald Trump (r) and Mitch McConnell (r) couldn’t even convince enough republican senators to vote for the resolution.
Fact check: Military won’t ‘shut down’ as Trump claims
…A federal law generally bars agencies from continuing to work at taxpayer expense during a shutdown, but that law provides major exceptions for military and intelligence operations, national security and emergencies.
The Defense Department’s most recent contingency plan for a shutdown says all active-duty military personnel would stay on the job, as well as 22 percent of its civilian employees. Moreover, the president has broad authority to decide who stays on the job during a shutdown — an authority that extends to maintenance workers for military weapons systems. Trump himself tweeted in 2013 that the government continues to run ‘‘essential services’’ during a shutdown…
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. She’s supposed to know and understand this.
From Representative Hartzler (r) last night, via Twitter:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Senate Democrats just proved they’re willing to shut govt down & deny our troops funding unless they get their way, and they refused to pass funding bill the House passed. I call on them to join us in a bi-partisan manner to fund the govt [….]
11:11 PM – 19 Jan 2018
Some of the Twitter comments:
REPUBLICANS used CHIP kids as bargaining chips rather than come up with a plan. The REPUBLICAN President refused a bi-partisan bill. You own this!
Who controls Congress again?
who are you trying to convince?
Uh, she thinks a sufficient number of voters in her district our stoopit.
Surely you know the answer to this one, Vicky–do Trumps hookers still get paid when the government shuts down?? Asking for a friend.
I believe those would be private, not public, funds, so they’re okay.
Your majority party has repeatedly blocked bi-partisan efforts. This is on you.
Repub house + Repub senate + Repub potus = Democrat’s fault? Your math is as weak as your talking points.
The gop controls the senate lady get your facts straight
I am absolutely very proud of my Democrats who stand up for the Democratic ideals and do everything in their power to try to work with this man who will not work with them. It’s his fault, your fault, and everyone who blindly follows him.
Nice try Vicky. #trumpshutdown #Gopshutdown
Your party controls every branch of the damn government. You could have worked with Democrats to avoid this, but like last time, you would rather let people suffer then work with the other party.
There was a bipartisan bill; Trump shit on it.
This is ridiculous. Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House. This is all on you.
You. Control. Both. Houses. [….]
Republicans just proved they are willing to shut down govt. Military will be paid, let’s be truthful! The truth is, Trump flip-flops on DACA, no guarantee they’ll protect dreamers in 6wks, some dreamers already being deported & Rep do nothing.
Republicans version of bipartisan negotiations is that the Democrats do what you say or they are obstructionists. You people are idiots
How do you sleep at night being such a hypocrite???? Amazing. You didnt get your way so you shut the gov down in 2013….. [….]
Well, yes. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): well, that didn’t go so well (October 3, 2013)
You’re an #idiot
It’s a #TrumpsShutdown and a #GopShutdown. Own it.