“I’m sure you’re all aware of what’s happening in Washington, D.C. Despite bipartisan support for a budget resolution, a minority in the Senate has decided to play politics with military pay. But you deserve better. You and your families shouldn’t have to worry for one minute about whether you’re going to get paid as you serve in the uniform of the United States. The President, the Vice President, and the American people are not going to put up with it.” – Mike Pence, speaking today to US troops in Syria.
In the second clip below, watch as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocks a Democratic resolution to continue paying the military during the shutdown.
— Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) January 20, 2018