Isn’t it amazing when politicians say one thing and then follow up by doing the exact opposite of what they say is best for the nation?
“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease,” she told CNN in a hallway interview.
“There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: ‘Well everything is going to be just fine.’ You can’t make that judgment. So I think it’s a last resort. And I’m really hopeful we don’t get to it,” she added.
So, following a weekend of wrath from taxpayers and Twitter users, when the Senate voted 81-18 (John McCain is still out with head issues) to fund the government through February 8, which is hopefully long enough for lawmakers to get their crap together and fund it all long term.
How did DiFi vote since she claimed people die during shutdowns?
A resounding NO.
And the people noticed.
Just nine “No” votes on advancing three week CR so far: Blumenthal Feinstein Gillibrand Harris Hirono Merkley Murphy Sanders Warren
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) January 22, 2018
That specific list is no great surprise. Those people have been fighting tooth and nail against this administration since before President Trump’s inauguration. However, none of them seem to be phased by stories like this:
One of the effects of the shutdown was that two Gold Star families did not immediately receive the $100,000 payments they were owed through the government’s death benefit program after two U.S. soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday. Fisher House Foundation, a military nonprofit, stepped in to provide financial aid to the families.
This, in addition to a lack of services for veterans, and no pay for the military, were the main drivers of public disgust this time around. Couple that with Senator Chuck Schumer wanting to make illegals legal, and, well, We the People are not impressed.