The longest closing of the federal government in American history ended in a fourth week Saturday with President Trump showing a new challenge on Twitter, Congress Democrats are getting caught in the middle.
"We will be out for a long time unless the Democrats come back from their jobs and go back to work," Trump tweeted Saturday morning. "I'm in the White House ready to sign!"
Trump's statements came one day after about 800,000 federal employees had missed an expected salary and after repressing speculation that he could declare a national emergency to begin construction on his wall and unlock the stalemate. Instead, he told reporters on Friday, "we want Congress to do its job".
Federal workers who were forced to work for arrest.
The National Federation of Federal Employees, the National Association of Government Employees, the National Organization of Meteorological Service employees and the International Association of Aerospace Workers and Workers – representing a total of 244,000 members they work in coastal Virginia, southern California, central Montana, and the Washington area – filed Friday in the US Federal Complaints Court, demanding full compensation for time and overtime in the three weeks of closure.
"This cause is not complicated: we do not believe that it is lawful to pay them," said the president of the federation Randy Erwin in a statement. "With this cause we are saying," No, you can not pay workers with I.O.U.s. This will not work for us. "
Friday's Congress passed legislation to ensure all employees are affected by closure and have continued to work as private individuals. The White House does not know if Trump would like to sign it.
In all arrests, both licensed and non-licensed workers have recovered their salary, even if federal contractors and their employees are generally unpaid.
Saturday, in his tweets, Trump reacted abruptly to a television commentary that he lacks a strategy to end the closure. Tweets he came shortly thereafter The NBC panel "Today" with network journalists Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker, as well as Washington Post journalist Philip Rucker discussed the topic.
"I have a plan for the arrest" He said. "But to understand that plan you should understand the fact that I won the election, and I promised safety and security for the American people, part of that promise was a Wall at the South border. The elections have consequences!"
But Democrats are fully aware of their mandates, especially in the Assembly, where the party is in the midst of 40 years in the middle of 40 years in a mid-term election suffused with Trump's apocalyptic warnings about threats placed by illegal immigrants.
Before the legislators left Washington Friday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) Attempted a point similar to what Trump did.
"He was elected by the American people as president to advance security and build a wall," Scalise said. "It was part of the national debate, I know some people on your side, but it happened."
Hoyer replied, "Oh no, I think there was an election, and he raised this question and, if I remember, that's why I'm the majority leader and you're the minority whip."
Darryl Fears contributed to this relationship.