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Thu Jan 24, 2019, 09:30 PM

GOP senators read Pence riot act before shutdown votes [View all]

Source: theHill





By Alexander Bolton - 01/24/19 06:34 PM EST


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Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), warned the vice president that prolonging the shutdown is not a smart political strategy, in hopes of sending a clear message to President Trump that he needs to resolve the crisis as soon as possible.

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One GOP senator said lawmakers told Pence “the shutdown needs to come to an end, this is not a strategy that works [and] we never should have had a shutdown in the first place.”

Pence in turn told them that “the president is interested in striking a deal,” according to the source.
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One of the most remarkable moments during the Senate luncheon came when McConnell told Pence that shuttering the government to try to secure funding for a border wall was not a smart approach.

“McConnell talked about how we need to bring this process to a close; we should never have had a shutdown; they don’t work; I’ve said this numerous times; I don’t know how many times I’ve told you there’s no education in the second kick of a mule,” said a GOP source familiar with the meeting.....................................

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/426896-gop-senators-read-pence-riot-act-before-shutdown-votes



Mitch complained before the shutdown that it was a wrong move---then he remained steadfast to Trump and now he is complaining to trump.




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