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A childish and immoral sideshow

Since I was sworn in late last week, I've been hard at work with my Democratic colleagues to end the Trump shutdown, re-open government, and get America working again.

As we saw last night when he addressed the nation, Donald Trump is content to hold the health and safety of the American people hostage over his precious border wall.

Will Trump's wall make us safer? Not one bit. Would it be a massive waste of taxpayer dollars? You bet. Is this whole sideshow childish and immoral? Yep.

It's true, actions do speak louder than words. And, on that count, Trump is also a failure.

From the children locked up at our southern border to the asylum seekers pushed away, Trump has abandoned America's moral high ground for a course of action that's making us less safe and actively endangering lives.

If this is a national crisis (hint: it isn't), then shutting down the government is exactly the wrong reaction. And, while we wait for Trump and Republicans to see reason, tens of thousands of Americans are going without pay tonight, all because of this ridiculous shutdown.

I'm going to keep working on a solution with my colleagues in Congress, and keep fighting every day to re-open our government. I implore all members of Congress and Donald Trump to abandon this standoff and end this foolish shutdown. The American people deserve better.


Posted on January 9, 2019 in Campaign Updates.

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