Pence warns of ‘dangerous consequences’ for national defense amid shutdown
thehill.com ^ | 01/20/18 | Julia Manchester
Posted on 1/20/2018, 4:05:48 AM by Berlin_Freeper
Vice President Pence warned of “dangerous consequences” for the country’s defense amid the government shutdown on Saturday after the Senate failed to reach a deal to fund the government.
“Democratic leadership preferred a shutdown that has dangerous consequences for our national defense,” Pence said in a statement distributed aboard Air Force Two while en route to the Middle East for a three-nation tour.
“Their action tonight, or lack thereof, is unconscionable. Our administration will do everything within our power to support the brave men and women in uniform who stand on the frontlines of freedom,” he continued.
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