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?

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!

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.

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