“We’re all behind the president. We think this border security issue is extremely important to the country,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters after the meeting.
On the other side of the Rotunda, the sentiment is quite different. The Democratic House believes that the welfare of 800,000+ government employees is more important than soothing Trump’s ego and helping him keep a promise to his ‘basket of deplorables.’
A 16th century wall, or a series of steel barriers, which can be cut with a saw, (the DHS tested the prototype), is not the answer to border security and has no effect on the overall problem of sensible immigration reform.
Republicans who support Trump must be removed from office. We deserve to have intelligent and compassionate men and women representing us in Washington.
This Trump Shutdown will end when it begins to affect the rich, white, old men in the Senate. When TSA workers begin to resign, or call in sick to protest, and the flights returning them to their homes are delayed for hours, or cancelled, they will get off of their huge derrieres and do something about another huge Trump mistake. Yesterday one terminal in Miami was completely shutdown.
All Americans must stand behind these angry government workers. Their lives are being damaged by their own government which refuses to serve those who elected them.
Time to end the rule of the Republican Party. They refuse to serve all Americans. Their priority is themselves and secondly the one-percent. The most recent polls reveal that 69 percent of all Americans do not consider the wall to be a priority.
Let these worthless a**holes know that we are taking our country back. On November 3, 2020 we can send them home; permanently. This is our country, not theirs.
The Truth Lives Here
Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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