Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) issued the following statement in reaction to the President forcing a partial government shutdown.
“Last week, the President said he would be proud to shut down the government. No public servant should ever take pride in harming the economy or shirking their duty to solve our nation’s most pressing problems. Today the President forced a shutdown all to pander to the most extreme wing of his base for a wall that won’t keep our nation any safer. This is a disgrace. The President must come back to the table and reach a solution the majority of both chambers can agree on. I remain committed to resolving our differences so we can re-open the federal government immediately.”