Dem Senator Flies All the Way Back From Hawaii to Vote No on Trump’s ‘Stupid Wall’

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Around this time of year, most members of Congress are home for the holidays and spending time with their families. This year, with President Donald Trump threatening a government shutdown, some Congress members are forced to choose between family time and a key vote on funding.

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) flew to his island home state, only to turn around and fly right back to Washington after hearing a vote would be held to allow funding for Trump’s border wall or not.

The senator documented the turnaround journey on Twitter.

Schatz said he got to spend 17 minutes with his family before turning around.

He regretfully left his sunny home for D.C., but Schatz has been a long-time critic of Trump and the border wall.

In a final blow to Trump, saying he was back to “vote no on this stupid wall.”

He then retweeted a post pointing out that government workers won’t be getting a paycheck for the holidays if there’s a shutdown.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also went after Trump for threatening a shutdown during the holiday season.

“Maybe @realDonaldTrump and @HouseGOP can’t imagine living paycheck to paycheck like most Americans,” Pelosi tweeted Friday. “But the #TrumpShutdown will force nearly 800k federal employees to go without pay – right in the middle of the holidays.”

The president told reporters that the “chances are probably very good” for a shutdown.

Trump tried to turn the blame of a shutdown on Democrats, even though Republicans hold control of both houses of Congress and the presidency.

Earlier this week, as IJR Blue previously reported, Trump said that he would take ownership of the shutdown and would be “proud” to do so.

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TOM
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I hope that as a taxpayer I did not have to pay for his plane rides.

Jeffry
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Two years of ineptitude will progress to recession and high debt.

Joseph Sanders
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Joseph Sanders

Hopefully you run out of fuel half way back you dumb Ass jerk

Joseph Sanders
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Joseph Sanders

You ignorant ass people have forgotten one thing we the people you dumbasses,we the people could care less how you feel about our president and a damn wall to protect us you bunch of the most ignorant pussies on earth.now if you bums want a war with the people hey you useless pieces of shit it’s here,we re going to get our border wall if it means burying you under our big beautiful wall you bunch of spineless no ass ,now be sure and notify all your important members and
your friends and famIly.

James Tallent
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Why are all the congress people from HI blathering idiots? The first one I remember was a ww2 vet, but still a democratic crying,miserable fool. Has HI ever elected a conservative to a federal office?

Phyllis Softa
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WW2 veteran that was “a crying miserable fool”–are you not special & ungrateful for Sen Inouya’s sacrifice? Perhaps Sen. Schatz would prefer to see US taxpayer dollars spent on more effective measure than a 17th century solution—welcome to the 21st century. And yes, Hawaii had one Republican US Senator–but none since 1977.

KhyberRifle
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Qin dynasty wall was built BC. 17th century solution? You must be referring to the wall of Wall street.

Debbie
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You Demonrats approved billions to Iran, our enemy, who chants “Death to America” daily & funds terrorism. But you can’t approve a lesser amount to keep our borders safe because you figure these ILLEGAL migrants, many of whom are low life criminals & freeloaders, will VOTE DEMONRAT! How anti American you leftists are!

Phyllis Softa
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You can not be as obtuse as your post leads anyone to believe. Millions of illegal voters cast ballots and are so smart that zero have been caught even in the reddest of red states??? When you get fed talking points, at least consider if a 12 year old would believe it before you repeat them.

Morte206
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Granted the specter of illegal voting is more of a bogeyman than an actual threat but the reality is many of these illegals are violent criminals. Even you must concede that as a country we have every right to screen and reject prospective immigrants and asylum seekers or would you rather we seek to retain the cream of the crap over those who are actual viable crop.

Phyllis Softa
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We are both reasonable people. I am guessing you know me well enough to know I am strongly in favor of screening prospective immigrants & asylum seekers. In today’s world, I am in favor of screening everyone from the passengers on planes to the food inspectors to healthcare employees. Yes, we want the cream of the crop for technology but you and I both realize the agricultural business keeps our food prices lower using unskilled labor at below minimum wages. Merry Christmas, Morte.

TOM
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How can you say that illegal voting isn’t a threat? Nearly, or maybe every, state refused to provide information on voters, which was publicly available information. Many states require no proof of ID / residency to vote. At least one state registers a person to vote when they get a DL. One state openly allows illegal aliens to vote in local elections. That is a damn lot of circumstantial evidence that there is a lot of illegal voting going on.

Debbie
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Who cares? Drop dead, Demonrats. You lose!

Chrissy
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“Maybe @realDonaldTrump and @HouseGOP can’t imagine living paycheck to paycheck like most Americans”, laughable coming from Uber-rich Pelosi who also doesn’t know how it feels to live paycheck to paycheck. Maybe it was property tax time on her cliff side condo in Kauai and she was counting on that to pay the taxes. Or is the house exempt from the shutdown? Her way of saying sorry/not sorry.

Phyllis Softa
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You thought it was Nancy Pelosi that proclaimed she “would be proud to shutdown the government”? Sorry, that was POTUS Trump.

Chrissy
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I never said that at all. Are you confusing my post with someone else? I was laughing at her attempt to appear like the “normal” guy, or that she can relate. She’s an extremely wealthy politician selling her faux concern for those who do live paycheck to paycheck. That faux concern is what keeps getting her re-elected, yet CA just gets worse and worse.

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