Earlier this evening, the Senate failed to collect the 60 votes needed to stop the government from officially shutting down on the one year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration. Over the last few hours, members of Congress have gone back and forth scrambling to reach a deal willing to please both the Democrats and the Republicans.
Minutes before midnight Sarah Sanders released an official statement from the White house where the Trump Administration places the blame squarely on the Democrats, calling them “obstructionist losers:”
Official White House statement on #SchumerShutdown pic.twitter.com/2PiPz2rJ3J
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 20, 2018
Twitter had a virtual mouthful to say about the chaos happening on Capitol Hill. Here are the best reactions:
Yay! We’re a dysfunctional Republic!
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 20, 2018
safe purge everyone
— andy levy (@andylevy) January 20, 2018
It’s been a year, folks. And the first year ends with a shutdown. Stay tuned for season two.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) January 20, 2018
A Republican President.
A Republican House.
A Republican Senate.
A Republican Shutdown.#TrumpShutdown
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) January 20, 2018
And the 3rd shutdown of the federal government in the last 22 years begins…. https://t.co/8noml04E1q
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) January 20, 2018
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) January 20, 2018
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) January 20, 2018
Donald Trump’s government shuts down on the first anniversary of his inauguration.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) January 20, 2018
Schumer and Graham just fist-bumped. Interpret that as you will.
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) January 20, 2018
And that completes President Trump’s first year in the Oval Office.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 20, 2018
A year ago tonight, I turned off the lights in my office for the last time after 2,922 days. These clowns didn’t even make it a year.
— Cody Keenan (@codykeenan) January 20, 2018
— Rebekah Metzler (@rebekahmetzler) January 20, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump, just wanna make sure you’re prepared! https://t.co/KpmQWgybKT
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 20, 2018
Executive Time for everyone.
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) January 20, 2018
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 20, 2018
What if this #GovermentShutdown ?? means no WiFi @WhiteHouse ?? I am ok w/that! pic.twitter.com/kbkj3HEN9b
— Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts) January 20, 2018
Shutdown Law is in effect. Protect your perimeter. Trust no one.
— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) January 20, 2018
This is the largest audience ever to watch the federal government shut down–period! #TrumpInaugurationPlusOne
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) January 20, 2018
“This is not a test. This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S Government.”
— Ben (@BenHowe) January 20, 2018
Pelosi: “Tonight, on the eve of the first anniversary of his inauguration, President Trump earned an ‘F’ for failure in leadership.”
— Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) January 20, 2018
If the government shuts down, it’s The Purge, right?
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) January 19, 2018
It is now midnight. The One Year Anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration has arrived. The Purge has begun.
The Government is shut down, except for essential personnel. All crime is legal until further notice.
Your non-functioning Government thanks you.
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) January 20, 2018
The government is shut down. The purge will commence in 5….4….3….2….1…..
— Wells Adams (@WellsAdams) January 20, 2018
As I understand it, in fifteen minutes it’s basically THE PURGE.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 20, 2018
remember the purge starts at midnight if we do not have a cr
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) January 20, 2018
I hope everyone is sharpening their battle axes for the Purge at midnight
— Bob Bryan (@RobertBryan4) January 19, 2018
So ready for the Purge!
— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) January 20, 2018
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