Democrats voted against a measure that would pay federal workers while the government is partially shutdown and the liberal media is nowhere to be found.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, took to Twitter on Tuesday night and informed everyone that Republicans brought a bill forward on the House floor that would pay federal workers during the partial government shutdown.
As noted by the official vote count, only six Democrats voted with Republicans.
“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,” Crenshaw wrote.
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
Just imagine the media coverage and outrage if Republicans didn’t vote for a measure to pay federal workers during the partial government shutdown.
Had Crenshaw not made the announcement via Twitter, it’s likely that not many people would be aware of what happened.
Democrats claim President Donald Trump is to blame for the shutdown, yet they voted against paying the roughly 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed.
As detailed in a piece on The Resurgent, Democrats did this because they want to “stick it” to Trump and obstruct him.
Representative Crenshaw has been calling for bi-partisan action to end the stalemate on the Continuing Resolution to fund the government. Apparently, bi-partisan action is not even allowed to end the financial pain the shutdown is causing federal employees and their families.
This can only mean the Democrats want to cause maximum disruption to individuals in order to own Trump. If this does not demonstrate the complete political nature of the Democrats strategy to prevent the President from any progress on the border, I don’t know what will.
As the past week has highlighted that in order to remain informed and understand what the facts are in almost any story, voters will have to find independent sources. Thank goodness we have people in government like Representative Crenshaw who are willing to hold their colleagues accountable to the public.
Every day federal employees remain unpaid from here until the end of the shutdown lies solely on the shoulders of the Democrats. Let’s ensure that burden is one that begins to feel very heavy.
Part of the federal government has been shutdown for exactly one month and roughly 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed.
Trump has been determined to get at least $5 billion in funding for the wall amid the government shutdown.
Last month, House Republicans voted 217-185 to approve a measure that would keep the government open and allocate $5.7 billion for border wall funding.
The bill is now waiting a full vote in the Senate, where lawmakers are hashing it out over funding for border security.
Democrats originally offered $1.7 billion in wall funding, but have since indicated that they are not willing to give any money for the barrier at all.