1st Crack in the Shutdown (Besides the one in Trump’s head) R-Sen Calls for CR to Open Gov’t NOW.
That explosion you just heard? It was Twitler Teletubby’s head. Now, all we need are the Senate votes to override any veto. Since they voted unanimously on the last CR, it’s probably done. So, they push the purple-state Senator out to see if anyone from the White House shoots. Or even notices?
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who faces a potentially tough reelection in 2020, says Congress should re-open the federal government, even without a deal on funding President Trump’s border wall.
Gardner is the first Senate Republican to call for ending the partial shutdown even without a deal on Trump’s demand for $5 billion to fund a border wall.
“I think we should pass a continuing resolution to get the government back open. The Senate has done it last Congress, we should do it again today,” he said.
“We can pass legislation that has the appropriations number in it while we continue to get more but we should continue to do our jobs and get the government open,” Gardner said.