A California Democrat is calling on the people to protest the government shutdown and blame President Donald Trump for Congress' inability to pass the Continuing Resolution late into Friday night.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., use of the hashtag #TrumpShutdown is the liberal response to Republicans having pinned blame on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., calling the failure to fund the government the Schumer Shutdown on Friday.
Lieu added a tweet calling for protesters to march in Washington, posting a picture of the Women's March which protested the day after President Trump's inauguration a year ago.
After passing the GOP-controlled House easily, the C.R. failed by a 50-49 vote in the Senate, but it was not straight down party lines.
Five Democrats voted against Schumer's urging for a shutdown: Sens. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.; Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; and Doug Jones, D-Ala. All are from historically Republican-leaning states, and some are vulnerable for re-election.
But, with varying reasons, four Republicans voted against the C.R.: Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rand Paul R-Ky., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; and Mike Lee, R-Utah. Graham has been working in the bipartisan group to solve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), while the other three are conservatives potentially concerned about government spending.
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