Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton finally broke her silence on the ongoing funding feud between President Trump and congressional Democrats.
Chiming into the negotiations, Clinton tweeted on Saturday: “Americans can’t afford another day.”
The current federal shutdown is now America’s longest in history after it passed the 21-day shutdown which occurred under the Clinton administration. With each passing day, the current shutdown continues to exceed its own record and is estimated to cost the government more than $5 billion before it finally ends.
“As of today, this shutdown is the longest in history,” Clinton wrote in another tweet on Saturday.
And: “The costs are already high: People are missing paychecks, losing business, or working without pay. Our national parks are overrun with trash. The FDA and FBI warn of the harm to our food safety and national security.”
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Breitbart News reports:
Several government agencies are not receiving funding during the shutdown— including the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Interior Department, the Agriculture Department, the State Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and a few smaller agencies— but these agencies are providing “essential” government services despite the lack of funding.
Clinton warned her followers at the start of the day that a continued government shutdown would cause “harm to our food safety and national security.”
The ex-presidential candidate then urged her followers to call their senators, specifically singling out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and demand they reopen the government.
The shutdown is ongoing as President Donald Trump continues to stick by his demand to receive $5.7 billion in border wall funding, while Democrats are steadfast in opposing his plan to fund border security.
President Trump was vocal on both Saturday and Sunday concerning border wall funding.
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