2018 Government Shutdown
WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders
January 18, 2018
Reporter: Sarah, does the president think it’s acceptable for Republicans or Democrats to allow a government shut down at the end of the week? You have, obviously, different options here, but does he think it’s acceptable for a shut down to occur this week?
Sarah: The President certainly doesn’t want a shutdown and, if one happens, I think you only have one place to look, and that’s to the Democrats, who are holding our military and national security hostage by trying to push through other policies that have nothing to do with the budget. We would like to, again, get a budget deal done, a two-year budget deal, a clean budget deal, and then focus on negotiations following that deal with finding a permanent solution to DACA and responsible immigration reforem. We’ve said that many times before. Our position has not changed.
Reporter: But Republicans control congress, they contol the White House…
Sarah: It takes 60 votes, and Republicans don’t have 60 votes, so, Democrats either need to decide that they’re going to come here to do their jobs, and they’re going to govern and they’re going to put our national security ahead of their own personal political agendas, or they’re not. It’s really simple and that’s a decision you’re going to have to ask the Democrats, “What’s more important?” National security or political agendas. I can’t answer that for you.
Complete Press Conference (the comments above commence at 27 minutes into the briefing):
Editorial: I love the fact that Sarah Huckabee Sanders doesn’t mince words. She cuts to the chase, getting to the Crux of the matter, while preventing satanic liars from derailing her efforts. Frankly, that’s a very rare skill.
I find that to be AWESOME!
Bottom Line: The 2018 shutdown of the U.S. federal government was orchestrated by Democrats for no other reason than to fund their pet programs, which We the People don’t want, and have nothing to do with the ongoing operation of our government. By holding our nation’s military, seniors and others hostage, the Demoncraps are committing political terrorism. Our Founding Fathers never planned for this because they never imaged that any elected government officials could ever stoop to such henious, if not hellacious depths of moral depravity as Schumer and ALL Demoncraps in the U.S. Senate did on Friday, January 19, 2018.
The last government shutdown, orchestrated by Obama and the Democrats in 2013 as nothing more than a loser’s temper tantrum, cost the United States economy $24 BILLION dollars. That’s not chump change. That’s enough to bring our military back into a normal state of readiness, one which collapsed under incessant funding cuts over the last eight years.
Instead of doing what’s right, however, the Demoncraps are throwing yet another temper tantrum while slashing away at our economy like spoiled little children who didn’t get their way.
Oh, wah, you spoiled little Demonbrats. GROW UP. You’re not three years old any more. Keeping our nation running is a very serious responsibility. Stop avoiding your singularly important responsibility of passing a budget and get our government back on track. NOW.