Thirty-five days into the government shutdown, with escalating financial tress on approximately 800,000 federal workers, an increasing drag on the economy, and an air traffic control system breaking, Donald Trump (r), blinks.
The republican controlled Senate and most republican senators, as Trumpian sycophants, have placed themselves in the position of voting against opening the government the day before and, now, voting to open the government – with no funding for Donald Trump’s wall – his unnecessary and narcissistic monument to himself.
Of course, Josh Hawley (r) can’t help himself:
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
After President’s announcement, Democrats now have chance to demonstrate that they are truly serious about securing the border. Democrat members of Congress have said over & over that they support border security. Now it’s time to prove it
12:39 PM – 25 Jan 2019
There was much hilarity in some of the responses:
I’m still trying to figure out how you aren’t in jail yet.
Hopefully in time.
Right, that political consultants in the Attorney General’s office thing.
How do you explain the past two years? The President couldn’t get a wall built with a majority. How is that winning again?
We get it Mr. Hawley, you are a WH rubber stamp.
Thursday: A CR with no wall funding is unacceptable, doesn’t address the border
Friday: President Trump is right, a CR with no wall funding is a sensible way forward.
Meanwhile people are 2 paychecks in the hole. Thanks.
So you want to spend $5-7billion for a wall that can be breached by a ahh… ladder? Not my tax money!
Well, Josh Hawley (r) certainly knows a thing or two about climbing ladders.
Your party could have done this in the two years y’all had control of the Exec. and Legislative branches. Why put this on the Democrats?
GOP is so serious about border security that they stop paying the people providing it.
and YOU need to figure out if you stand for something besides political opportunism.
Convenient you don’t mention who shut down the government in the first place. We could have been here 35 days ago.
Border security does not mean a wall.
This is also an opportunity for you to prove that you can be reasonable about securing the border, rather than simply parroting partisan doublespeak.
Pretty soon you will have to prove you didn’t violate campaign finance laws while you were busy ladder climbing. Rs had 2 years to do this. Own your own party’s failure and stop scapegoating.
Ooh, ladders again.
Provided you’re ready to focus on solutions rooted in the 21st century, not the 4th.
Well, almost every other policy he supports is Medieval. he’s somewhat consistent.
You’re a clown. And the fact that you support Trump proves me right.
Stop wasting our time with a wall and address real issues.
At least they are willing to stand up to a bully and do something and not cower as you have
Just proving you’re a #TrumpToady. We get it you are trying to save face, but I’m from Missouri – you’re going to have to #ShowMe more than this.
It would be nice also if YOU and @RoyBlunt prove that you give a flying fig about WORKING PEOPLE (like the approx 4,600 decent Missourians at the IRS in KC). Remember most illegals come thru the airports & a wall won’t help. But you guys know that. You think we are all stupid.
You are lying. Dems want border security, just know the wall is pointless, as you do. You threaten the lifes of thousands, with your disregard and loyalty to Trump.
Yeah, @SenSchumer and @SpeakerPelosi are taking a victory lap on TV now, no wall, no wall $$.
Border security. Not a wall. How’s that coordination between your campaign and the NRA going? Scared yet?
Aren’t you under investigation Josh?
Looking forward to casting my vote to make you a one term Senator next election. You’re a crook just like @senatemajldr and @realDonaldTrump .