The government shutdown is going into its second week and there has been little progress made between Democrats and Republicans to come up with a solution that benefits both parties.
On Friday, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin sat down with furloughed IRS employee, Terry Scott, who shared that he feels “used and insulted” by President Donald Trump.
Scott mentioned that he is living off of his savings and is worried about paying for his basic needs.
“This has nothing to do with federal employees. The president is taking the position that he wants on the wall and then furloughing us in order to get it, that’s very insulting,” he said.
“It is very possible that they could have their separate discussions about building this wall and 800,000 employees be at work. But to just carve us out and to use us till he gets what he wants, that’s very hurting and very insulting to the average federal employee,” Scott said.
“Are you spending your savings because of this?” Baldwin asked.
“Yes, and I speak for some 750 federal employees that are within my chapter. I spoke to a parent today whose daughter’s tuition is about to become due. People would have to dip into their savings because there is no paycheck,” he said.
He added, “It is a huge impact when people are uncertain about when we’re going to return to work, how long they’re going to have to continue to dip into their savings in order to make it. No paycheck coming in but guess what, the bills don’t stop because we’re furloughed.”
Watch the interview below via CNN.
Ex-AG Matt Whitaker ‘pretty much acknowledges abuse of power’ in Fox News interview
The former acting Attorney General of the United States argued that presidential abuse of power is not a crime during a Tuesday evening appearance on Fox News.
“Abuse of power is not a crime,” Matt Whitaker told Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.
Tufts University Professor Daniel Drezner was fascinated by the admission.
"Interesting that Whitaker pretty much acknowledges abuse of power but doesn’t think it’s egregious," Drezner noted.
‘Abuse of power is not a crime’: Former acting AG Matt Whitaker makes a brazen claim on Fox News
Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told a Fox News audience that it is not a crime for President Donald Trump to abuse the power of his office.
Whitaker made the comments while complaining about "global elitists" during an interview with Laura Ingraham.
"What evidence of a crime do you have?" Whitaker asked, despite Trump, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and defense lawyer Rudy Giuliani all admitting Trump sought foreign election interference to help his struggling re-election campaign.
"Abuse of power is not a crime," the nation's former top law enforcement office argued.
Joe Biden apologizes for ‘partisan lynching’ comments about Bill Clinton’s impeachment
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday apologized for comments he made saying impeachment could be viewed as a "partisan lynching."
The comments from a 1998 interview were reported after Biden said it was "abhorrent" and "despicable" for President Donald Trump to refer to impeachment as a lynching.
"Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense," Biden said in 1998.