Sunday, January 21, 2018
We cats just want to point out that Claire McCaskill and other Senate Democrats have tried to introduce legislation to keep paying members of the military throughout the government shutdown. However, she, and they, have been — shall we say — shut down.
By Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
We just want to know which party is the friend of the military. Because while Mike Pence gave a partisan speech using US service members overseas as props, we think that the true sentiment of the American people today was expressed by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).
Senator Duckworth, who lost both legs in Iraq in 2004, fired back at Donald Drumpf on the Senate floor when the Republicans dared to cast the government shutdown in terms of funding for the military.
"I will not be lectured," Senator Duckworth declared, "about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger."
We cats PURR.