On Wednesday congressional Democrats again voted down a GOP-led attempt in the House to pay furloughed federal employees while the ongoing government shutdown continues.
“Democratic leaders decided to call up a bill Wednesday to fund the entire government. But just before the final vote, Republicans made a motion to erase that bill and instead vote on a measure to ensure federal workers are paid. The GOP motion failed 200-215,” the Washington Examiner reported.
BREAKING: For second time in two weeks, House Dems (minus 10 defectors) defeat GOP effort to ensure federal workers from closed agencies — including furloughed — would receive their first paychecks of ‘19. Pelosi Inc. voted no. Because they just care so much! #TheMoreYouKnow ??
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) January 23, 2019
House Democrats voted the same way during a similar vote held last Thursday. Except according to official vote tallies, last time only six Democrats crossed the aisle to vote in favor of paying furloughed workers. This time that number increased sharply.
“Today, the number of Democrats joining us in our second attempt to pay federal workers jumped to 11 as more of them panic over Nancy Pelosi’s failed shutdown strategy,” House Republicans announced in a statement following the failed vote.
“This is further evidence of the Democrats’ refusal to work across the aisle to provide relief to the 800,000 federal workers. They are completely obsessed with telling this President ‘no,’ regardless of the damage it does to our country or individuals who just need to get paid.”
Just like the original vote, Wednesday’s failed vote received zero coverage from the mainstream media, which, as an ally of the left, seeks to portray the Democrats as noble people’s champions and the Republicans as selfish scrooges who only care about politics.
But as noted by an increasing number of Americans, the Democrats’ behavior throughout the shutdown — including their obstinate refusal to even negotiate with President Donald Trump — strongly suggests that they are the ones who only care about politics.
They specifically only care about the politics of scoring points against the president:
Big deal that never got reported:
Last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite shutdown. Only 6 Dems voted with us. It failed.
Dem priority is not paying workers or opening gov’t. It is opposing Trump. https://t.co/i9TKGIjRnY
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 23, 2019
“For weeks, Democrats have falsely attempted to pass blame to Republicans for federal workers missing their paychecks, but now Speaker Pelosi and her caucus are nowhere to be found when it comes to actually voting to pay these same workers,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said in a statement Wednesday.
“Just days ago, Speaker Pelosi outright rejected the President’s offer to reopen the government before she even had the chance to hear it,” he added.
True. Last weekend the president proposed a compromise that called for Democrats agreeing to approve $5.7 billion in funding for a southern U.S. border wall in exchange for him granting extended temporary protections to the Democrats’ beloved DACA and TPS recipients.
Yet in a statement published to Twitter minutes before he announced the compromise, Pelosi flat-out said the deal was a no-go:
Democrats were hopeful that @realDonaldTrump was finally willing to re-open government & proceed with a much-needed discussion to protect the border. Unfortunately, reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of previously rejected initiatives. https://t.co/MFwebWSevG pic.twitter.com/yMTm4iP27h
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 19, 2019
“Democrats are all talk. They won’t vote to secure our border. They won’t vote to pay displaced federal workers. They’re so committed to their open-border agenda that they have repeatedly voted to deprive federal workers of their paychecks just to send a message to the President,” Scalise’s statement continues.
“The government has been shut down for 33 days yet Speaker Pelosi offers no solutions or paths forward. The American people deserve better.”
Instead of offering solutions, Democrats have spent the past month virtue-signaling nonstop about furloughed federal workers, all while they block every attempt to pay said workers.
The hypocrisy is telling to many:
The Democrats don’t want the Federal workers to be paid because then they couldn’t say Trump is holding the workers hostage anymore. They don’t care who suffers as long as it helps them.
— Gail Goodwin (@GailGoodwin2) January 24, 2019
House democrats vote against a bill to pay federal workers during the shutdown. Democrats do not want to pay federal workers. Democrats don’t want to protect our own citizens and society.
— Russell Dadds (@dadds_russell) January 24, 2019
Lol he’s literally compromised and dems still didn’t want to end it . Also he and the GOP put forth bill that would pay federal workers their first check this year and democrats voted against it. Democrats don’t care about anyone or the federal workers
— Jim Duncan (@BleedDukeBlue5x) January 24, 2019
Democrats voted 222 NOs to Republicans 188 YESES to pay federal workers even though the government shutdown. Dems don’t care about the federal workers not getting paid, they just want their cut.
— BB Booth (@BBBooth44) January 24, 2019
It’s pretty obvious Democrats don’t give a damn about the suffering of federal workers. All they want it to prevent Trump from a win. pic.twitter.com/l4qlzvGcD3
— John Guthrie (@JohnGut12546278) January 24, 2019
There was a motion put in to pay federal workers on 1-22-19 as the shutdown continued. The Democrats voted against this and won 215-200. Don’t be fooled, they don’t want what’s best. They push their own PA! It’s not president Trumps fault you’re not paid, it’s the left’s
— Hunter Foster (@hunterfoster11) January 24, 2019
The Wicked Witch of the West is NOT for the people – she is for herself. Refused to support a bill to pay Fed workers, sad……
— Debra Guillory (@DebraGuillory7) January 24, 2019
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