Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked an attempt by Democrats to force a vote on legislation to reopen the federal government on January 10, 2019. Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bills were uncontroversial.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer responded to President Trump’s prime-time Oval Office address about border wall funding on Jan. 8. Schumer urged the President to “separate the [government] shutdown from arguments over border security.”
California Democrat House members Jackie Speier and Jared Huffman delivered trash collected from two national parks in their state to the White House on Jan. 8. The point? To showcase the adverse impact of the government shutdown.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked by Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of San Jose, California, why search results for “idiot” turn up pictures of President Trump. The GOP has accused the tech giant of bias.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to a reporter's question about Democrats in the House pushing for President Trump's tax records on Nov. 7 with what he called a "historical observation" about Republicans impeaching President Clinton.