President Donald Trump took to Twitter late Monday night to label the end of the government shutdown a “big win” for Republicans and to thank CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta for saying Democrats “caved” and “lost.”
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) on Monday blamed his Democratic colleagues in the Senate for failing to extract concessions from Republicans before striking a deal to end the government shutdown.
Liberal activists and organizations affiliated with the progressive movement castigated Senate Democrats on Monday after they struck a deal with Republican lawmakers to reopen the federal government.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) said on Monday that despite a short-lived government shutdown coming to an end, “the war” between Democrats and Republicans will continue.
President Donald Trump said Sunday that Senate Republicans should use the “nuclear option” to pass a long-term budget without a continuing resolution if lawmakers cannot reach a compromise to end the government shutdown.
A New York Times headline Friday night laid the responsibility for a looming government shutdown at the feet of the Democrats.