After spending thirty days complaining about how federal workers are forced to go without pay during this partial government shutdown, the Democrats Just voted against a bill that would pay these poor, poor government workers.
Republicans have voted twice already to pay government workers during the shutdown and the Democrats have voted against it.
Newly seated Texas Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw joined FOX & Friends Thursday to discuss the GOP efforts to pay federal employees during the partial shutdown.
Crenshaw has put a stop to his own congressional paycheck during the shutdown, so he is definitely not talking from a position of hypocrisy, here.
Rep. Crenshaw slammed the Democrats for using federal workers as pawns in their cynical political powrerplay against President Trump.
“This is a very little-known fact but it’s very important,” Crenshaw, said. “Over the last week, we voted twice on a motion to recommit, which would send an appropriations bill back to committee, in order to pay federal workers.”
“Now this is separate from the bipartisan plan to give them back pay. That’s separate. This is two other bills that would actually pay them in real time. This would actually pay them right now.”
Republicans have introduced bills to pay workers outside a full government budget. But Democrats have refused to vote for the bills.
Update: House GOP voted again to pay federal employees. This time just ten Democrats joined us: https://t.co/WkNAXfi4mj
Actions speak louder than words. https://t.co/aZwEzgIr8U
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 24, 2019
“This is important. If their priority is really federal workers, and that’s a laudable priority for sure, then let’s actually pay them so that they can’t be used as pawns,” Crenshaw added. “If we’re not paying them, then I don’t know what else to say except that Democrats actually want them as leverage and that’s really not right.”
But did you notice something about this story?
That’s right, you have not heard about these bills to pay the federal workers in the media.
Democrats have refused to pay the workers, yet the media has completely ignored the story.
Why have you not heard it? Because the story might tend to hurt the Democrat agenda.
Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
Become an insider!
Sign up for the free Godfather Politics email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.