Duncan Statement on Democrats’ Shameful Shutdown

January 22, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement after Democrats finally caved on their shameful government shutdown:

“It is unbelievable that Senate Democrats wasted three long days prioritizing illegal immigrants over the American people. Their misguided principles have wreaked havoc all across this country, especially for our military personnel defending our freedoms across the globe and children who depend on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

“Unfortunately for the Democrats, the American people see through their charade. The federal government does not operate with an open and closed sign hanging in the window. The Schumer Shutdown literally played with the livelihoods of real Americans, and they have gained nothing from this desperate political game.

“The American people are smarter than this. They understand that the Trump Presidency has yielded a booming economy, a stronger military, a safer country, and historic tax cuts. This scares the Democrats – they know they are deeply out of touch with the American people, and they were willing to put lives on the line to stay relevant. Their disjointed rhetoric is nothing but white noise.

“I am pleased Democrats have capitulated on their foolish mission so that the federal government can reopen.”