UPDATED 11:04 AM PT — Wednesday, January 23, 2019
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is calling out Democrats for not doing anything to help those affected by the partial government shutdown.
During an interview Wednesday, Sanders said the president is the only one doing something to help the people Democrats claim they care about. She also pointed out the president is focused on making sure the situation at the border is addressed and lawmakers don’t continue “kicking” the problem down the road.
Secretary Sanders also stressed nobody wants to see federal workers in line at food banks, and urged Democrats to negotiate with the president to hammer out a deal.
“The president put forward a proposal on Saturday that addresses that, that reopens the government, that gives Democrats things that they have said that they’ve wanted, gives Democrats things they claim to care about yet they’re absolutely doing nothing to fix the problem,” she explained. “They’re doing nothing to reopen the government, and they’re doing nothing to address the national security and humanitarian crisis at our border.”
Sanders also pushed back on Nancy Pelosi’s request for the president to postpone his State of the Union address, saying the Department of Homeland Security and Secret Service have both denied security concerns.