On Thursday, the 34th day of a government shutdown that's left 800,000 federal workers without pay, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a press conference about the stand-off with President Donald Trump over funding for his border wall.
Pelosi cited the multiple security professionals, including former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who've written a letter airing security concerns as essential personnel continue to go unpaid.
"That should be a call to this administration to open up government," Pelosi said.
"Instead they have Wilbur Ross saying he doesn't understand why," Pelosi continued, referencing a statement by the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, a billionaire who said he didn't understand why unpaid workers would have to rely on food banks.
"It's a let them eat cake kind of attitude," Pelosi said. "Or call your father for money."
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