CNN’s Brooke Baldwin: The Shutdown Is ‘An American Embarrassment’

With the shutdown on the verge of becoming the longest in U.S. history, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin declared it an “American embarrassment.”

She brought up the struggles of federal employees who won’t be receiving their paychecks as they struggle to provide for their families.

“This is an American embarrassment!” she said. “And I want you to keep this in mind, this is a self-inflicted problem, a problem made by leaders who are playing politics.”

She noted how senators are going home while “workers struggle” and the senators themselves “are getting paid but hardly working.”

Baldwin then spoke with Jacqueline Maloney, a furloughed IRS agent who talked about how she’s dealing with the situation.

You can watch above, via CNN.

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