The White House released a fierce statement against Democrat refusal to support a spending measure that would have averted a government shutdown.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders unleashed the caustic statement on social media ahead of the midnight shutdown.
“Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown. Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country’s ability to serve all Americans,” Sanders said.
“This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators,” she said. “When Democrats start paying our armed forces and first responders we will repoen negotiations on immigration reform. During this politically manufactured Schumer shutdown, the President and his administration will fight for and protect the administration.”
Sanders also gave the Democratic Party an additional shot over its refusal to support the bill.
“Democrats can’t shut down the booming Trump economy. Are they now so desperate they’ll shut down the government instead?” she retorted, adding the #SchumerShutdown hashtag on Twitter.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was adamant that President Trump was somehow to blame for the Democrats’ lack of support.
“The blame should crash entirely crash on President Trump’s shoulders,” Schumer said. “This will be called the Trump Shutdown.”
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