McConnell Responds to President’s Veto Threat of the Bipartisan Troop Funding Bill
‘If the President wants to shut down the government over this bipartisan troop funding bill, that is his prerogative. But I would urge him to reconsider his veto threat and join us in preventing a shutdown instead.’Here's the video of Sen. McConnell on the floor.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Thursday following the President’s threat to veto the bipartisan troop funding bill:
“There is nothing in the bipartisan troop funding bill that the House passed today that has not already been agreed to by Democrats in Congress, or requested by the administration. It funds our troops at a time when our military is engaged in three overseas conflicts, it cuts Washington spending by an amount that Democrat leaders have already said is reasonable, and the policy prescriptions it contains have been previously agreed to by nearly every Democrat in the Senate and signed into law by the President. And let’s not forget, this is the only proposal out there that keeps the government open. I also disagree with the President’s characterization of this bipartisan troop funding bill as a ‘distraction.’ If the President wants to shut down the government over this bipartisan troop funding bill, that is his prerogative. But I would urge him to reconsider his veto threat and join us in preventing a shutdown instead. This is the only bill that would do that. He should sign it.”
Then there's the PC media having a conniption. We've seen it all before and the sky didn't fall. Frankly if the media were officially government employees they'd be deemed non-essential personnel.
You'd think with all the carrying on we'd be facing a disaster, a tsunami.