GOP Senators on Shutdown Impact: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


As the shutdown stretches into its fourth week, GOP Senators are barely trying to conceal the fact that the hundreds of stories of furloughed workers struggling to make ends meet — selling their personal items, facing eviction, and dipping into their kids’ college funds — just aren’t enough to convince them to act to reopen the government.

Here are a few callous excuses from Senate Republicans desperate to avoid confronting the harmful impacts of their shutdown:

Martha McSally (AZ): *crickets*


David Perdue (GA): “Leverage”


Joni Ernst (IA): “Yes I am taking a paycheck”


Shelley Moore Capito (WV): “I don’t know that we have reached [the breaking point]”

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Bill Cassidy (LA): “Can’t avoid [shutdown impact]”