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Nikki Haley: No one in Congress should be paid during shutdown

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday that as long as lawmakers continue to allow a portion of the government to be shut down, they shouldn’t be getting paid, either.

Haley’s comments, which were made in a tweet, came as hundreds of thousands of federal workers remain furloughed due to the partial shutdown over Democrats’ refusal to fund physical border barriers they have supported in the past.

Some federal employees such as Border Patrol agents are considered vital to national security so they remain on the job — though the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Border Patrol, is one agency that remains unfunded.

“Today the new Congress takes office. No member should get paid while the government is shut down and border security is not funded. # DoYourJob,” Haley, who also served as South Carolina governor, wrote on Twitter.

About 25 percent of the government shut down on Dec. 22 as annual funding ran out including the Departments of Agriculture, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, Interior, and State.

POTUS Donald Trump has been waiting on Democrats to make a deal for funding, but incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., are refusing to agree to any money for the president’s border wall simply because they want to deny him a political victory.

The president has said he won’t sign any spending bill without wall funding, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he won’t bring any bill to the Senate floor that Trump won’t sign.

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4 Comments on "Nikki Haley: No one in Congress should be paid during shutdown"

  1. AMEN!!! Why will they bother to do anything? Not like they do anything now! Worthless POS’!

  2. I agree with Nikki Haley, but Congress will never deny themselves anything. Many of them have used their years in Congress to enrich themselves far beyond their annual Congressional salaries, but they still want those salaries whether they have caused a shut down or not. Greed and the corrupt Deep State rule too many members of Congress, and no government shut down will block them from being paid. Not being paid is for the little people..

  3. All they care about is the Benjamins, baby, you know it. All these scoundrels are in it to steal from the American taxpayer, and DO ANYTHING FOR US ? Hell no !!
    BUILD THAT GODDAMN WALL !!!!!!!

  4. snailmailtrucker | January 3, 2019 at 11:56 pm | Reply

    ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY !

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