Liberal activists and organizations affiliated with the progressive movement castigated Senate Democrats on Monday after they struck a deal with Republican lawmakers to reopen the federal government.
Three days after the government shut down at midnight on Friday when all but five Senate Democrats voted against a short-term spending bill, the Senate voted to advance legislation to fund the government for three weeks. The chamber voted 81 to 18 to clear a key procedural hurdle for the stopgap measure.
— BoldProgressives.org (@BoldProgressive) January 22, 2018
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) January 22, 2018
Our elected leaders need to stand up to chaos & cruelty of Trump & ruthless tactics of Congressional Republicans, not encourage racist, lying bully of a President. Today, the bully won. #TrumpShutdown
— FIRM Action (@FIRM_Action) January 22, 2018
We don't want your empty platitudes, we want you to stand up to the GOP and protect DREAMers from deportation.
–The American Public. #TrumpShutdown
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) January 22, 2018
Senate Democrats are accepting the word of a man and a party that have repeatedly broken their promises to the American people.
Over 2,000 #DACA recipients will lose their status while waiting until February 8th.
Why should we trust Mitch McConnell? https://t.co/fEHjYkE9Oe
— Latino Victory (@latinovictoryus) January 22, 2018
This is all bullshit. Don't believe a single word coming out of a Democrat right now. They are liars.
— Alida Garcia (@leedsgarcia) January 22, 2018
We now await Democrats’ spin about how this isn’t a cave
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) January 22, 2018