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User Clip: A Victims of Trump's Shutdown pleads for sanity. 1:33

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by NickLento
January 11, 2019

Senator Tim Kaine took to the floor of the Senate this morning to read a few of the letters he received by his office from federal… read more

Senator Tim Kaine took to the floor of the Senate this morning to read a few of the letters he received by his office from federal employees screwed over by Trump's demand that he get a blank check for more than five billion dollars to begin the process of building his wall across the Mexican border. Trump is holding over 800,000 federal employees and their families hostage as well as the millions of Americans who rely on the services provided by these workers. Trump is trying to force congress to give him what he wants or he has stated he will declare a "national emergency" and simply take the money away from the other budgeted items such as relief for disaster victims. Trump is clearly being insanely irrational in his demands and the majority of the US Senate KNOWS this! If the bills that were passed in the House were allowed to come up for a vote they would be supported by majorities in the Senate and they are measures that have ALREADY passed the Senate by UNANIMOUS CONSENT a f close

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User Clip: A Victims of Trump's Shutdown pleads for sanity. 1:33

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