The news articles are already flowing about this Dem wanting to subpoena the president’s taxes. And that Dem wants to start impeachment proceedings. And this Dem wants to open over sight hearings on this and that Dem wants to open over sight hearings on that!
STOP IT ALL READY!!!
The government is shut down. The entire immediate effort in Congress and the Senate should be to come to agreement to re-open the government and leverage the president into signing it. The country can’t wait. Our employees can’t wait. This is absurd.
And we do in fact have a crisis at the border…but it isn’t one that a wall will fix. We need more resources to accept and review applications for asylum. We need additional housing for immigrants taken into custody or being processed for their asylum claims. We need food and clothing and medical assistance at the border.
Do we need help from the United Nations? Do we need help from Doctors without Borders? Should the president declare a FEMA level disaster? How do we reduce the suffering of the tens of thousands of people who feel so threatened in their homelands that they are fleeing to the USA?
FIX THAT NEXT!
And then start pushing the legislation that you ran on. The promises you made that got you elected. Put them out there. Explain them to the American people…you will need their buy in to get them passed in the Senate (and the Oval Office). We have health care to fix. We have immigration reform to complete. We have climate change to remediate. Do the things you were elected to do!
Later…there will be time for investigations, hearings, subpoenas, etc. Really there will!
In the meantime let’s show the country that we can govern!