Truman Project Statement on President Trump’s Government Shutdown

“Ten days ago, President Trump said he would be ‘proud’ to shut down the government. Now, he and a few of his enablers in the lame duck House are holding hostage the work, services, and employees of our nation due to their fringe demands for a ineffective, immoral, and wasteful vanity project.”

“It is time for this foolishness to end. The $5 billion in government funding that President Trump is demanding for a wall (that he promised Mexico would pay for) could be put to use in a near incalculable number of ways that could actually make us safer or increase the quality of life in our country. The House needs to pass and the president needs to sign the Senate’s already-done bipartisan compromise measure now.”