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Indivisible Responds to Trump’s Primetime Temper Tantrum


January 8, 2019
Contact: Emily Phelps |

Washington, DC—The Indivisible Project’s national policy director Angel Padilla released the following statement in response to Trump’s national address about his border wall:

“Donald Trump is losing on the wall. Americans don’t want it, Congress refuses to pay for it, and he’s rightly getting blamed for the shutdown. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of federal employees are going without pay and trash is piling up at our national parks. Senate Republicans could put an end to this by passing a clean budget, like they already did just three weeks ago. Instead, they refuse to vote on even a stopgap spending bill, thereby prolonging the shutdown. They are as much to blame as is Trump.

“The truth is there is no national crisis at the border. It is lawful for individuals fleeing violence to seek asylum, which is what the families arriving at our borders are attempting to do. Instead of respecting the rule of law, Trump responds by separating children from their parents, putting families in cages, and tear-gassing women and children. Trump’s address tonight only demonstrates his willingness to manufacture a crisis—to blatantly lie and deceive the American public—in order to advance his destructive agenda.

“Americans want an end to the shutdown and they’re not buying Trump’s lies. Passing a funding bill should be the only order of business in the Senate. It’s time for Mitch McConnell and Republicans to do their job and take up the House-passed spending bills.”





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