White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday chastised Senate Democrats for their lack of support on border security, including President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Sanders noted in a “Fox & Friends” appearance how the Mexico government has assisted with illegal immigration, calling it “a sad day in America” when Mexico is more willing to protect Americans than the Senate Democrats.
“One thing that I think has been missed and didn’t get a lot of coverage yesterday was what we have worked out, what this administration has been able to do in conjunction with the Mexican government and the massive and monumental moment that took place yesterday where catch-and-release has ended,” Sanders continued.
“It’s a sad day in America when Mexican government is doing more to protect the American people than Senate Democrats,” Sanders added. “I hope they will not let that be the case by the end of the day and they will work with us and work with the president and Senate Republicans to get this done and let everybody go home and let us start building the wall and let us start protecting our border.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders: "It's a sad day in America when Mexican government is doing more to protect the American people than Senate Democrats." pic.twitter.com/SIzIaHy3Sq
According to Washington Examiner, you shouldn’t panic. a partial government shutdown wouldn’t affect the Pentagon or Health and Human Services, for instance, because lawmakers already funded those agencies earlier in the year. Federal agencies such as the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, State, and Transportation would temporarily go dark.
There will be some pain. The Department of Commerce, NASA, the IRS, and Housing and Urban Development would go dark until lawmakers agree to a deal. By Bogie’s count, up to 380,000 employees at those agencies would be furloughed. But the pain won’t last and the pain won’t be that bad. Everyone gets paid once Republicans and Democrats pass compromise legislation.
Now back to D.C. traffic.
Expect an easy commute, because IRS agents won’t be auditing, NASA pencil pushers won’t be calculating, and HUD planners won’t be planning. Most were headed home for the holidays long before a shutdown loomed anyway.