Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb issued the following statement Tuesday in response to President Donald Trump’s national TV address over the partial government shutdown caused by his demand that Congress authorize billions of dollars to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to control what he terms an immigration “crisis.”
“Trump lied. Again. He promised during his campaign that Mexico would pay for his wall. Now he wants to saddle American taxpayers with the bill.
“His administration continues to lie and obfuscate the facts over border security to fan the flames of hysteria. And he seems content with shutting down much of the federal government because of his temper tantrum, which hurts the more than 800,0000 federal workers who are not being paid and denies vital services to the American people,” Kleeb said. “It is, in a word, unconscionable. And Nebraska’s GOP congressional members — Sens. Sasse and Fischer and Reps. Bacon, Fortenberry and Smith — are in lock-step with Trump and follow along without making a peep.”