On Saturday, congressional Republicans were busy blaming Democrats for their own failure to keep the government from shutting down. According to Newsweek:
‘The government shut down late last night after the Senate failed to pass a budget bill to continue funding government operations. The federal government has ceased all but essential services until Senate Democrats and Republicans can strike a compromise and pass a bill.’
Because Republicans have declined to compromise on a deal to protect DACA recipients, they are holding Democrats responsible despite the fact that they control all of Congress. Now, one of their latest actions, and probably one of the most childish things they have done thus far is to change The White House voicemail in an effort to attack Democrats.
Singer John Legend tweeted out the real, but simple reason for the shutdown:
On Saturday, one Facebook user, Kathi Rendall, recorded the message she got when she attempted to call The White House. This is the horribly politicized message that has been left for callers:
This is the official White House number. YOU PAY FOR THIS. YES, it's real. I personally taped it while calling.UPDATE: As of 1-22-18, 8:40pm, They have changed the recording!!! It is a normal message!! Guess one of their many lawyers were able to talk them off the ledge!!!!
Posted by Kathi Rendall on Saturday, January 20, 2018
After hearing this appalling message, Ms. Rendall commented:
‘This is the official White House number. YOU PAY FOR THIS. YES, it’s real. I personally taped it while calling.’
Mr. Trump always find a way to sink to new lows, and spending taxpayer dollars to do it is disgusting – But what do you expect when the king of Twitter tantrums resides over the country?
This tweet sums it all up:
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