The government shutdown is now affecting Coast Guard pay, unlike other branches of the military. Ted Cruz ripped Chuck Schumer and the Democrats for blocking a solution which would have fixed this problem.
From The Hill:
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked if the senators would modify their legislation to include the reopening of the entire government. The senators denied Schumer’s request, to which Schumer responded that the Democrats would not support the bill.
“We should pay our Coast Guard because it is not right that we aren’t paying the Coast Guard. Right now every other military branch is being paid, the Army is being paid, the Air Force is being paid, the Marines are being paid, but the Coast Guard is not being paid,” Cruz said.
Watch the video:
.@SenJohnKennedy brought forward a clean bill that does one thing—it pays the salaries of the Coast Guard.
— Boston🇺🇸Bobblehead (@DBloom451) January 24, 2019
One Democrat in the Senate angrily responded to the speech by Cruz and that is all the media is reporting on this. They’re completely ignoring what Cruz said and focusing on the Dem response. What does that tell you?