President Trump discovered a story published by the Washington Examiner about Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein Friday morning, and tweeted it out, mocking Feinstein for her indecision on which way she will vote on government funding.
Feinstein had earlier said she would not vote for a spending bill unless it included protection for ‘Dreamers.’ However, now that Republicans have thrown in the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program – something that Democrats said they wanted – Feinstein now claims she is torn about how to vote. The bill as it stands now forces Democrats to choose between their stance on Dreamers and shut down the government – or vote to fund the government, thereby supporting the military and children’s health insurance.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Feinstein told CNN she hadn’t yet decided whether she will vote for the short-term spending bill unveiled by congressional Republicans earlier this week. The stopgap measure funds the government until Feb. 16 and reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years.
“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen,” Feinstein told CNN. “You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease. There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: ‘Well everything is going to be just fine.’ You can’t make that judgment. So, I think it’s a last resort. And I’m really hopeful we don’t get to it.”
“I don’t know how I would vote right now on a CR, OK?” the California Democrat said.
President Trump sent out a Twitter post with the article, mocking Feinstein’s statement, as she lamented, “Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. I don’t know how I would vote right now on a CR, OK?”
“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. I don’t know how I would vote right now on a CR, OK?”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif)https://t.co/7xP3CBnv5j
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2018
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