Crist: ‘This Is No Way to Run a Country’
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist made his remarks after the three-day government shutdown had ended.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, criticized Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump for an impasse that brought the government to a halt for three days.
Crist released this statement in the wake of Monday’s (Jan. 22) vote to fund the government through Feb. 8 after bipartisan agreement was reached to bring up legislation in the U.S. Senate to protect DREAMers:.
“It’s unfortunate it took a shutdown to get an agreement for a Senate vote to protect our DREAMers. Ultimately, the president must lead on this issue in order to get a fix signed into law. We are in this position because, after requesting and receiving a bipartisan compromise, he rejected it, using derogatory language to describe a number of countries in the process.
“The fact remains that in a Republican-controlled Washington, we still don’t have a budget four months into the new fiscal year, and action on critical issues like flood insurance and disaster relief remains elusive. This is no way to run a country – much less the most powerful one in the world. And we will lose that status if we can’t start solving problems; reaching compromise that’s focused on our nation’s future, rather than the next election.
“Given today’s bipartisan deal, I remain hopeful that a path forward exists for our DREAMers and the major issues we must address in the coming weeks.”
Crist represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District, which includes south and mid-Pinellas County.
For information about Crist, go to crist.house.gov.
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