House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued that President Donald Trump’s border wall is not a high-tech enough solution to border security and Democrats would prefer to spend money on something that is more effective than a campaign slogan. Trump admitted he walked out of a Wednesday meeting, unwilling to negotiate.
According to Pelosi, Trump told the room that federal workers can ask their parents for money.
“It is so sad that in a matter of hours, just a few days, many people, federal workers, will not be receiving their paychecks,” Pelosi told the press in front of the White House. “And what that means in their lives is tragic in terms of their credit rating, paying their mortgage, paying their rent, paying their car payment, paying the children’s tuition and the rest. The president seems to be insensitive to that. He thinks maybe they can ask their father for more money. But they can’t.”
The Washington Post echoed Pelosi’s statement, saying Coast Guard families were told they should have garage sales to cope with the government shutdown.
The idea came from a five-page tip sheet of ideas published by the service.
Watch Pelosi below:
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting
Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.
King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.
A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.
Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Democrats could flip the Texas state house in 2020 — and reshape the national map
Blue Texas? Democrats have long dreamt of winning Texas’s 38 electoral votes in the presidential election. That may still be a long shot, but a recent “Texodus” from Congress has given new talk to a political transformation across the Lone Star State that could have massive ramifications down the ballot and for decades to come.
Four of the state’s GOP members of Congress have announced their retirements in recent weeks, an unusual torrent of departures signaling that a storm is coming. And evidence shows that it’s not just hitting Texas’s federal delegation. It’s coming to Austin, too.